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Mapp and Lucia
     

Mapp and Lucia

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by E.F. Benson, Benson
 

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This hilarious study of 1930s manners and pecking order begins when Lucia Lucas rents a summer place - the home of Miss Elizabeth Mapp - in the English village of Tilling. Between Miss Mapp's penchant for spying on neighbors and Lucia's fussy sidekick, Georgie, the stage is set for a battle of wits.

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This hilarious study of 1930s manners and pecking order begins when Lucia Lucas rents a summer place - the home of Miss Elizabeth Mapp - in the English village of Tilling. Between Miss Mapp's penchant for spying on neighbors and Lucia's fussy sidekick, Georgie, the stage is set for a battle of wits.

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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:
9781853753909
Publisher:
Prion
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Humour Classics Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.33(h) x 1.19(d)

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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 8 months ago
Fabulous and hilarious portraits of small town snobs.
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