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My life had been sweet and dull, a normal bourgeois Petersburg girlhood: studying, going to the kinotheater on Nevsky Prospect – at first accompanied by my governess but later with my brothers, with Mina.
What was a fortress on a swamp for their parents was a domesticated home with reading and governesses for them.
So Annis takes matters into her own hands, determined to forestall employment as a governess and to prove her value as a spy.
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.
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).
A few years ago, after returning to Canton to care for her dying grandmother, Sutherland found herself at a crossroads, contemplating another governess gig.
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