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The daughter of John Wenger, a butler, and Marie Foichat, a governess, the former Laurette Madelyn Wenger was born in Baltimore and raised in a Roland Park carriage house owned by the family for whom her parents worked.
A few years ago, after returning to Canton to care for her dying grandmother, Sutherland found herself at a crossroads, contemplating another governess gig.
A mathematician who moved to Peru to work as a governess, Reiche found her calling through a chance meeting with a mathematician who had photographed the Nazca Lines from an airplane.
Kirby Hoberg is a blithe and sunny Cecily, Jack’s strong-willed and hyper-imaginative ward, whose governess (a prim Maxine Sattizahn) has a romance of her own blossoming with the local rector (soft-spoken and sedate Lee Vogt).
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Round out the dog days with a crooning governess, a singing gumshoe, a power-hungry Scottish general and his scheming spouse and more.
The Baroness can’t help but worry that the captain has more than an employer’s regard for his children’s governess.
So Annis takes matters into her own hands, determined to forestall employment as a governess and to prove her value as a spy.
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