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Miss Mapp: A Novel Paperback – 1 Nov 1999
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This novel is a strikingly original creation, an arch-schemer and social climber from the English village of Tilling. A fortyish spinster, "anger and the gravest suspicion about everybody had kept her young and on the boil." Elizabeth Mapp spends hours looking out of her window, using opera glasses and a notebook to chart the neighbourhood affairs. Nothing escapes her. Miss Mapp is a hilarious, sharply observed satire that lovingly but pointedly pokes fun at the feuds and foibles of English society in miniature.
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Miss Mapp is a great character as she is just so nosy, small minded and obnoxious that you cannot but laugh at the situations she gets into as she tries to be the star of the town. And there is much to chuckle at with certain sartorial situations that arise.
With some other wonderful characters including a major and a captain who always travel out to the links, we see what happens when they get into an argument and a duel is decided upon.
Always a sheer joy to read this at times with its characters reminds you of people you do know and is something that you are bound to come back to time and time again, as it is packed full of comic incident.