King Arthur's Sister In Washington's Court by Kim Iverson HeadleeKing Arthur's Sister In Washington's Court by Kim Iverson Headlee

King Arthur's Sister In Washington's Court

byKim Iverson HeadleeOriginal authorMark Twain

Paperback | July 4, 2019

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How sick are you of US politics? Do you believe the world is doomed regardless of who has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair?


Refresh your spirit and allay your fears by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal.


“Solidly entertaining.” ~Publishers Weekly

WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy.


Morgan le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, DC, of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.

Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.

Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart.


Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, half a million honey bees, someone else's cattle, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins-the latter having been occupied as recently as the midtwentieth century-s...
Title:King Arthur's Sister In Washington's CourtFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.72 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.72 inPublished:July 4, 2019Publisher:System Support Services, IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1949997057

ISBN - 13:9781949997057


Table of Contents



A Word of Explanation

Chapter I: Crownsville

Chapter II: King Henry's Court

Chapter III: Knights of Crownsville

Chapter IV: Sir Kay and the Man Who Would Be Boss

Chapter V: An Inspiration

Chapter VI: The Eclipse

Chapter VII: The Tower

Chapter VIII: The Boss

Chapter IX: The Tournament

Chapter X: Beginning to Change Civilization

Chapter XI: The Queen in Search of a Baseball Club

Chapter XII: Slow Torture

Chapter XIII: Free Agents!

Chapter XIV: Defend the Banner!

Chapter XV: Sandy's Statistics

Chapter XVI: Morgan le Fay

Chapter XVII: A Baseball Banquet

Chapter XVIII: In the Queen's Dungeons

Chapter XIX: Baseball as a Trade

Chapter XX: The Ogres' Stadium

Chapter XXI: The Pilgrims

Chapter XXII: The Crocodiles

Chapter XXIII: Restoration of the Team

Chapter XXIV: A Rival Player

Chapter XXV: A Competitive Examination

Chapter XXVI: The President in the Newspaper

Chapter XXVII: The President and the Queen Travel Cognito

Chapter XXVIII: Drilling the President

Chapter XXIX: The Smallpox Hut

Chapter XXX: The Tragedy of the Big House

Chapter XXXI: Marco

Chapter XXXII: Dowley's Humiliation

Chapter XXXIII: Twenty-first Century Political Economy

Chapter XXXIV: Slavery as a Career

Chapter XXXV: A Pitiful Incident

Chapter XXXVI: An Encounter in the Dark

Chapter XXXVII: An Awful Predicament

Chapter XXXVIII: Sandy and the Lawyers to the Rescue

Chapter XXXIX: The Knights' Fight with the Yankees

Chapter XL: Three Years Later

Chapter XLI: The Dictum

Chapter XLII: War!

Chapter XLIII: The Battle on the Salisbury Plain

Chapter XLIV: A Postscript by the Scribe

Final P.S. by C.C.

About the Ghost's Writer

Editorial Reviews

"Written in a credible pastiche of Twain's style,... Headlee evokes the spirit of the original book [in this] solidly entertaining tale." -Publishers Weekly "Full of wit, woman power and clever critiques of the political scene as well as the 'good old boy' network of professional sports, King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court by Kim Iverson Headlee... crosses all types of preconceived ideas about style, substance, time and place." -Readers' Favorite "If you're a fan of historical romance, sarcastic humor, slapstick, and just generally great reading, pick up a copy of King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court today!" -Mama Reads, Hazel Sleeps blog King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court "is laugh out loud funny, but at the same time some of the topics that Kim explores really made me think about how little things have actually changed between Morgan's world and our own." -Arthurian author Mary Anne Yarde "Wow! Just wow! What Kim Headlee has done here is just amazing. The story begins with Mark Twain talking from beyond his grave. He wants a sequel to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and he's chosen Kim to deliver it. And man does she!" -Author Liza O'Connor "Packed with politics, pop culture, sports, business, time travel, magic, deceit, humor and love, this story will keep you enthralled right up to the end." -Romance Junkies "[King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court] is irresistible, passionate, and intriguing. Definitely check out this amazing... Arthurian Romance!" -Arthurian Romances blog