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Welcome to Downtrodden Abbey, where a battle for the deed to the property is waged between legitimate aristocrats and literal pretenders to the throne. The Crawfish familyMarry, Supple, Enid, Lady Flora, and Lord Roderickare content wiling their days away with naughty charades and twenty-two course dinners until the sinking of the Gigantic takes down the next in line to inherit Downtrodden. Soon, cousin Isabich and her son, Atchew, the rightful heir to the Abbey, arrive to claim what's theirs. Downstairs, the servants are running amok, as crippled weakling Brace is aggressively courted by teen hottie Nana, and lady's maid "Potatoes" O'Grotten and her flamboyant sidekick, Tomaine, cause trouble at every turn. The ensuing, insufferably overwrought melodrama takes the reader upstairs and downstairs, into parlours and drawing rooms, boudoirs and bathrooms, and across every classfrom the classiest to the classlessin the social pecking order of Edwardian England. Uproariously funny, with a wicked sense of humor that Downton Abbey diehards will enjoy, Gillian Fetlocks skewers your favorite characters with panache in this winning parody
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.84(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
GILLIAN FETLOCKS is the author of more than a dozen books, including the popular Detective Crumpet series, featuring the eponymous crime-solving pastry, which was filmed as a BBC miniseries. His memoir, Not Gay, Just British, has been translated into seventeen languages, though only actually read in three.
BILLY FROLICK, the voice behind Fetlocks, is a screenwriter who wrote the script for Madagascar. He is also author of the national bestselling parody The Ditches of Edison County.
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