'Fellowes doesn't try to hide his love of the funny, sealed, above-stairs world of dukes, duchesses, marquesses, nursery maids, herbaceous borders and breakfast kedgeree, all of which makes Snobs such a good, fresh read.' (Daily Telegraph)
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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Fabulous writing and interesting perspective
The writing, Julian's style is a joy and so enjoyable. Captivating and transporting!
Much like the script of Downton Abbey, the writing style remains. The more contemporary setting though allows for a different and interesting read
I found his voice and phrasing whipped my mind away into the book, transporting me from my own life and making me feel empathetic to characters whose behaviour may not have naturally encouraged that from me.
This novel works because of its broad cast, to remove those whose behaviour you liked less would dissemble the plot
Thoroughly enjoyable, I will continue to listen to his books in the future
- Moonglotexas "Live life Joyfully!"
Interesting perspective but ........a little dull