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Mapp and Lucia
     

Mapp and Lucia

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by E. F. Benson
 

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The fourth novel in E. F. Benson's classic 'Mapp and Lucia' comedy series following the lives of Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp in the one-upmanship and snobbery of the 1920s/30s British social scene.

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The fourth novel in E. F. Benson's classic 'Mapp and Lucia' comedy series following the lives of Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp in the one-upmanship and snobbery of the 1920s/30s British social scene.

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Library Journal
Debuting in 1931, this was part of Benson's series on the humorous adventures of Mrs. Emmeline Lucas, a.k.a. Lucia. In this installation, Lucia sets her sights on dethroning Elizabeth Mapp as the social dictator of the small town of Tilling. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781781665343
Publisher:
Andrews UK
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
700,727
File size:
553 KB

Meet the Author

E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was a prolific novelist, dramatist, short story writer, and biographer. He wrote biographies of Sir Francis Drake, Alcibiades, Ferdinand Magellan, Queen Victoria, and Charlotte Bronte. The son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and a bit eccentric, he studied archaeology at Kings College, Cambridge, and served as Mayor of Rye near the end of his life.

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Mapp and Lucia (10 Cassettes) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If ever 21st Century life gets a little 'tarsome' (as Lucia's stalwart escort, 'Georgie', would put it), I turn time and time again to the little village of Tilling, East Sussex, where E.F Benson has created his 'world' of tea shops, dinner parties, amateur art societies and, most importantly, PEOPLE - for it is within the realms of PEOPLE and their most hateful foibles that Benson's genius lay. The autocratic 'Lucia' and her arch rival, the dastardly 'Miss Mapp', battle it out over a series of rich and wonderful books, and there is not a page which does not have me crying tears of laughter into my cucumber sandwhiches and India tea! Marvellous escapism and unbelievably suspensful (WHAT'S going to happen when Georgie and Mr Wyse BOTH wear their new velvet suits to Lucia's dinner party! ), Benson turns his caustic, playful eye on British society of the 1920s with such pure delight that there is only one word for these books; DELICIOUS!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Fabulous and hilarious portraits of small town snobs.
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