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Queen Lucia And Miss Mapp

Author : E. F. Benson
ISBN : 9781101912102
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.".. first two novels in the series, Queen Lucia (1920) and Miss Mapp (1922)"--Back cover.

Miss Mapp

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PREFACE I lingered at the window of the garden-room from which Miss Mapp so often and so ominously looked forth. To the left was the front of her house, straight ahead the steep cobbled way, with a glimpse of the High Street at the end, to the right the crooked chimney and the church. The street was populous with passengers, but search as I might, I could see none who ever so remotely resembled the objects of her vigilance. E. F. BENSON. Lamb House, Rye. Printed in Great Britain. Chapter I Miss Elizabeth Mapp might have been forty, and she had taken advantage of this opportunity by being just a year or two older. Her face was of high vivid colour and was corrugated by chronic rage and curiosity; but these vivifying emotions had preserved to her an astonishing activity of mind and body, which fully accounted for the comparative adolescence with which she would have been credited anywhere except in the charming little town which she had inhabited so long. Anger and the gravest suspicions about everybody had kept her young and on the boil. She sat, on this hot July morning, like a large bird of prey at the very convenient window of her garden-room, the ample bow of which formed a strategical point of high value. This garden-room, solid and spacious, was built at right angles to the front of her house, and looked straight down the very interesting street which debouched at its lower end into the High Street of Tilling. Exactly opposite her front door the road turned sharply, so that as she looked out from this projecting window, her own house was at right angles on her left, the street in question plunged steeply downwards in front of her, and to her right she commanded an uninterrupted view of its further course which terminated in the disused graveyard surrounding the big Norman church. Anything of interest about the church, however, could be gleaned from a guide-book, and Miss Mapp did not occupy herself much with such coldly venerable topics. Far more to her mind was the fact that between the church and her strategic window was the cottage in which her gardener lived, and she could thus see, when not otherwise engaged, whether he went home before twelve, or failed to get back to her garden again by one, for he had to cross the street in front of her very eyes.

Queen Lucia

Author : E.F. Benson
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Mapp And Lucia

Author : E. F. Benson
ISBN : 9781473372870
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A brilliant and subtle comedy on the social rivalries of a small village between the wars. Lucia is probably the greatest creation of E. F. Benson, a social climbing socialite from the small village of Riseholme. A beautifully written and sharply observed comedy, exploring the social life of Edwardian high society. This novel, originally published fourth in the series in 1931, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Lucia In London

Author : E. F. Benson
ISBN : 9781473372856
Genre : Fiction
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Lucia is probably the greatest creation of E. F. Benson, a social climbing socialite from the small village of Riseholme. A beautifully written and sharply observed comedy, exploring the social life of Edwardian high society. This novel, originally published in 1927, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Lucia Rising

Author : E. F. Benson
ISBN : 9780140119626
Genre : Fiction
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Three of Benson's Lucia stories. "Queen Lucia" was published in 1920, "Miss Mapp" in 1922 and "Lucia in London" in 1927. They are much-loved novels of provincial snobbery and became a successful television series.

The Collected Ghost Stories Of E F Benson

Author : Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN : 0786703652
Genre : Ghost stories, English
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This collection brings together 50 of E.F. Benson's masterfully frightening literary ghost stories, ranking with the best chillers of M.R. James and Henry James. The apparitions Benson creates never fail to chill and mesmerize--late-night reading fare, to be sure --Booklist.

The Luck Of The Vails

Author : E F Benson
ISBN : 9781448114603
Genre : Fiction
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY WH Auden, Nancy Mitford and Noel Coward were among his fans... But have you discovered E. F. Benson yet? In a Holbein portrait above the grand old fireplace, Francis Vail, second baronet, brandishes a beautiful golden goblet, encrusted with pearls, rubies and emeralds. But this treasure, the Luck of the Vails, has since brought the family nothing but ruin and death. On the eve of his twenty-first birthday, Harry Vail discovers the Luck hidden in the attic of his ancestral home, the family curse is reawoken, and a tale of madness, avarice and murder unfolds. Murder mystery... Ghost story... Whodunnit. This is a classic detective story from the author of Mapp and Lucia. Crime fiction at its best.

Paying Guests

Author : E. F. Benson
ISBN : 9781473372894
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A delightful book for anybody familiar with Benson's work, full of all the usual light, wit and satirical caricatures that Benson does so well. This classic novel, originally published in 1929, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Lucia In London And Mapp And Lucia

Author : E. F. Benson
ISBN : 9781101912126
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Lucia's friends in Riseholme envy her new home in London and make secret plans to express their feelings about her abandonment of them.

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