Special Sub-Topic: The Adventures of Cecelia and Kate, Part 1
|Which Aunt takes Georgy and Kate to London for their season?|
Aunt Charlotte. Georgy and Kate are sisters, and they have lost both parents. Aunt Charlotte is very prim and very opinionated about what is proper behavior for her nieces. Aunt Elizabeth stays behind to help look after Cecelia. Caroline and Rebeccah are made up names.
|What article of clothing is Oliver obsessed with?|
cravat. Oliver has a different way to tie his cravat each day and often asks other men what type of knot they use for their own cravats.
|Who stole Thomas's chocolate pot?|
Sir Hilary Bedrick. Sir Hilary accidentally got some of his own magic mixed in with Thomas's in the creation of the chocolate pot as Thomas's focus. Sir Hilary steals the pot and is able to use Thomas's magic through the link in the pot.
|Who does Miranda think Kate is, the first time they meet?|
Thomas Schoefield. Miranda sets a trap to try and steal Thomas's magic during Sir Hilary's investiture into the College of Wizards. Kate accidentally wanders into the garden and Miranda thinks she is Thomas in disguise. At the time, Kate hadn't even met Thomas yet.
|From whom does Kate receive her first marriage proposal?|
Thomas. Thomas proposes a sham engagement as part of his plan to get out of Miranda's scheme for him. The idea is Kate will be Thomas's fiancée until the end of the summer, then she is free to jilt him.
|Cecelia borrowed a book from Sir Hilary's library. What was it about?|
stealing magic. The book is titled "Epicyclical Elaborations of Sorcery" and was written by Everard Tanistry. Cecelia takes it because she recognizes the name Tanistry. Later, Sir Hilary tries to use the spells to steal her magic.
|Who falls into the duck pond?|
Kate. Kate has a habit of being clumsy, but in this case, Miranda destroys the bridge Kate is standing on. Kate falls into the water, but is otherwise unharmed.
|What is the name of Cecy's magic tutor?|
Mr. Wrexton. Cecelia meets Mr. Wrexton with her Aunt Elizabeth, who seems to disapprove of Mr. Wrexton. Cecelia secretly meets with him to learn magic. At the end of the book, Cecy learns that Aunt Elizabeth also knows magic, and Aunt Elizabeth becomes engaged to Mr. Wrexton.
|What is the full name of Dorothea's stepmother?|
Miranda Tanistry Griscomb. Miranda comes from a family of bad wizards, known for their stealing of other people's magic. At one time, Miranda tried to marry into the Schoefield family, but Lady Sylvia and Thomas were able to stop her, though it cost Thomas's brother who died from Miranda's spells.
|Is James Tarleton good at hiding?|
no. Kate always sees James when he is skulking around. At first, he seems to be keeping an eye on his cousin Dorothea. Later, he spies on Sir Hilary. But Kate sees him every time.
|Kate's sister Georgy has what problem?|
gambling. The grandfather of Kate and Cecelia was well-known for his gambling problems. It's revealed that Georgy has the same problem. She borrows Kate's pearl earrings and then loses them at the gaming tables.
|Who does Dorothea end up eloping with?|
Robert Penwood. Miranda put a spell on Dorothea so that all young men (and some old too) will fall in love with her. But when she is away from them, the men forget their feelings. Only Robert Penwood is able to really fall in love. He and Dorothea run off together near the end of the novel, thanks to the help of both Kate and Cecy.
|How is Miranda defeated?|
Her true age is reflected back on her.. Miranda attempts to transfer her own age onto Kate and then take Kate's youth. But Lady Sylvia Schoefield sneaks into the room and reflects not only Miranda's true age back onto her, but also the age of all others in the room, including Lady Sylvia. It is too much and Miranda is reduced to a pile of dust.
|Where had Thomas hidden Oliver for most of the book?|
Waycross. Sir Hilary had been looking for Oliver in London and in Thomas's estates, never thinking he was so close by in Thomas's country house. Sir Hilary's plan is to steal magic from both Oliver and Cecelia.
|Who was able to finally stop Sir Hilary?|
James. While Sir Hilary engaged Mr. Wrexton in a magic battle, Cecelia is able to free James from his enchantment. James then picks up a chair and hits Sir Hilary over the head with it. Mr. Wrexton then plans to take Hilary to the College of Wizards to be punished for his crimes.
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