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Lucia Rising: Queen Lucia, Miss Mapp (Including the Male Impersonator), Lucia in London [Paperback]

E. F. Benson
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Book Description

3 Jan 1991
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.

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Lucia Rising: Queen Lucia, Miss Mapp (Including the Male Impersonator), Lucia in London + Lucia Victrix: Mapp and Lucia, Lucia's Progress, Trouble for Lucia + The Complete Mapp and Lucia Volume Two: Mapp and Lucia, Lucia's Progress, Trouble for Lucia (Wordsworth Classics)
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Product details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 Jan 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140119620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140119626
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Though the sun was hot on this July morning Mrs Lucas preferred to cover the half-mile that lay between the station and her house on her own feet, and sent on her maid and her luggage in the fly that her husband had ordered to meet her. Read the first page
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - hilarious, addictive, fascinating 7 Jun 1999
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Format:Paperback
Once read, EF Benson's 6 books about Lucia and Miss Mapp can never be forgotten. Set in a small town the characters are almost without execption fatally flawed. Despite the characters malevolent obsession with gossip, scandal and one-up-manship it is impossible not to identify with them. One of the only writers that makes me laugh out loud. Everyone who I've forced to read them has loved them.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem 5 Aug 2002
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Format:Paperback
After waiting far too long after a friends recommendation, I borrowed Lucia Rising from the library, swiftly followed by the accompanying Lucia Vitrix. Ever since I have been searching for copies to own myself, and fear the day these gems may go out of print! Lucia, Mapp and dear Georgino are vividly realistic, and absolutely delicious characters, made up of elements we can recognise in ourselves (reluctantly!) and our neighbours even today. It seems an inaccuracy to term these novels "light fiction" - the comedy is beautifully constructed, and is just as satisfying a second time around. Here's looking forward to the third!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Molto Bene 22 Oct 2000
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Format:Paperback
About ten years ago a friend, in a postcard, suggested that if I was short of something to read I should pick up a copy of Queen Lucia. I ignored his advice at the time, until the aforementioned postcard was discovered at the bottom of a box under the bed several months ago. So began a love affair with one of the most enjoyable and entertaining series of books I've read. From Daisy Quantock's guru to Diva Plaistow's sardine tartlets (an eighteenpenny tea for me, I think) every chapter is a gem. At the end of 'Trouble For Lucia' - the last of the series - it was quite painful having to say 'au reservoir' to the most scheming, snobbish, shallow, narrow-minded, tarsome, adorable bunch of friends that I have ever had the pleasure of sitting down to a nice rubber of bridge with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once read never forgotten! 25 April 2000
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Format:Paperback
Entering the world of Tilling and sharing the daily escapades of Mapp and Lucia was a wonderfull journey back to yesteryear for me. I have read all the books twice - and already started reading them for the third time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time for un po' di Lucia 11 Mar 2001
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Cult books whose place in the pantheon becomes even more assured every year. An absolute joy: masterpieces of English comic fiction. All human life is most certainly not here, but the little intrigues that give colour to even the most humdrum middle class existence have never been more acutely caught. No longer mere period pieces, these books will be read centuries from now.
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