Mrs. Ames

  • by E. F. Benson
  • Narrated by Nathalie Boltt
  • 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

E. F. Benson, best known for his irresistible Mapp and Lucia novels set in the fictional town of Tilling, England, was a prolific and beloved novelist. Though the Mapp and Lucia books remain popular to this day, this kindred book will be back in print for the first time since its initial publication.
The son of E. W. Benson, archbishop of Canterbury from 1883 to 1896, the young E. F. Benson was educated at Marlborough School and at King's College, Cambridge. After graduation he worked in Athens for the British School of Archaeology from 1892 to 1895, and later in Egypt for the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. In 1893 he published Dodo, a novel that attracted wide attention. It was followed by a number of other successful novels, including his hugely popular Mapp and Lucia series. In 1938 he was made an honorary fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. He died in February 1940.


What the Critics Say

"An extraordinary study in comedy and quite the best thing artistically that Mr. Benson has done." (New York Times)


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If you like the comedy of manners

Not for everyone, but if you like P.G. Wodehouse, period pieces, low key but sharp humor, give this a try. The performance is excellent.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios