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Mapp And Lucia


Mapp And Lucia



von: E F Benson

7,99 €

Verlag: Transworld Publishers
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 31.05.2013
ISBN/EAN: 9781448170692
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 304

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At last they meet – the two most formidable ladies in English literature collide in genteel and deadly enmity. Lucia shakes the dust of Riseholme from her elegant feet and, with Georgie Pilson as devoted courtier, prepares to conquer the high society of Tilling. And Miss Mapp, her features corrugated by chronic rage and curiosity, can only prepare to defend her position as doyenne of Tilling. The town is split in an exciting and scintillating war of garden parties, bridge evenings and staggeringly simple little dinners. Mapp and Lucia is the fourth of the Lucia novels, a chronicle of life in two English country towns described with malicious delicacy and wit.
Edward Frederic Benson was born on July 24, 1867 in Berkshire, the son of a future Archbishop of Canterbury, and one of six children. He studied at Kings College, Cambridge and at the British School of Archaeology in Athens. Benson's first book, Dodo, was published to popular acclaim in 1893 and was followed by over a hundred books, including novels, histories, biographies and ghost stories. In 1920 Benson became a full-time tenant of Lamb House in Rye, which had once been home to the novelist Henry James. Rye provided the setting for the Mapp and Lucia stories and their author served three terms as mayor of Rye in the late 1930s. E.F. Benson died on February 29, 1940.

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