Edith Lavery is a woman on the make. The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day - Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield.
But is life amongst the upper echelons of 'good' society all that it seems? Edith soon discovers there's much more to the aristocracy than dancing in Anabel's, shooting small birds and understanding which fork to use at dinner. And then there is Charles's mother, the indomitable Lady Uckfield, or 'Googie' to her friends, who is none too pleased with her son's choice of breeding partner. With twists and turns aplenty, this is a comical tale worthy of a contemporary Jane Austen.
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WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015
Entertaining satire of England's class system as it exists today. The author, winner of an Academy Award for the screenplay of the movie Gosford Park, neither despises nor glorifies the characters in this witty and elegant tale. If you like E.M. Forster, Oscar Wilde or Fawlty Towers you will enjo... Read More »