Lucia in London & Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson
The Mapp & Lucia Novels (Vintage Classics)

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...while initially it’s delicious fun...soon it began to feel different to me than the previous three books. In those, the social climbing and one-upsmanship was deft and funny. Here, Elizabeth’s attempts to reestablish herself and take Lucia down a peg or three were more mean spirited, more ugly.
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Lucia is the most popular and well read character written by E. F. Benson, there are six books in total, this volume contains the third and fourth instalments of this wonderfully satirical look at the petty squabbling and brinkmanship in the social circles in a small English village. These two novels, originally published in 1927 and 1931, are being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.
 

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Edward Frederick Benson was born on July 24, 1867 in Berkshire, the son of a future Archbishop of Canterbury, and one of six children. He studied at Kings College, Cambridge and at the British School of Archaeology in Athens. Benson's first book, Dodo, was published to popular acclaim in 1893 and was followed by over a hundred books, including novels, histories, biographies and ghost stories. In 1920 Benson became a full-time tenant of Lamb House in Rye, which had once been home to the novelist Henry James. Rye provided the setting for the Mapp and Lucia stories and their author served three terms as mayor of Rye in the late 1930s. E.F. Benson died on February 29, 1940.
 
Published April 23, 2015 by White Press. 626 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Romance, Action & Adventure, Cooking. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jayne S on Nov 17 2015

...while initially it’s delicious fun...soon it began to feel different to me than the previous three books. In those, the social climbing and one-upsmanship was deft and funny. Here, Elizabeth’s attempts to reestablish herself and take Lucia down a peg or three were more mean spirited, more ugly.

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