In the second book of the tales of the Incorrigibles the whole Ashton family rent a luxurious house in London for the season. Lady A. sends out notices that she has arrived and when no one responds, she is furious. Penelope meets Simon, an aspiring actor and he proves to be a loyal friend and a good ally. Penelope and the children are directed by a guide to London which contains the pictures and roads of the Alps, but does end up helping them a great deal, and their attendance at the opening of a play has all the farce of a Marx brothers show.
More clues to the suspicious relationship between Penelope, the children and the mysterious Judge Quinzy are found, but add to the confusion. More is out about Penelope's parents, but that also adds to the confusion also. This wacky tale has it all.
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