What a wonderful novel. Could hardly put it down and had dto laugh out loud many times. the characters, the dialogs, the plots: just great.Have ordered the next volume allready and can't wait to receive it. Due to the time of the scenes it also helped to broaden my vocabulary.
The photo may show "Lucia in London" (the second book in the Lucia series), but this does appear to link the fifth book in the series, with Lucia firmly ensconsed into Tilling and ready to make a foray into local politics. All of Benson's Lucia novels are a delight, a sharp and biting look at life of the well-to-do country upper middle class between the wars. If you haven't met either Lucia or Mapp, I heartly recommend picking these stories up. The concerns of the characters are simple, shallow, their quarrels petty and sometimes observed with resignation by those outside their circle, but the prose still sparkles some seventy years after it was written.
This was the fourth book I read in Benson's Lucia series--by the time I sped through the first three, I simply could not wait to pick this one up. I was not disappointed! The back stabbing only gets better. I laughed out loud so many times while reading in bed--my husband began to wonder just what in the world I was up to. Highly reccommended (I never can spell that right)--anyway, buy them all, and put your name in them in permanent and prominent places if you choose to loan them out--otherwise, you'll never get them back!