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Meet Mapp and Lucia - two of the most unpleasant, disgraceful women you're ever likely to encounter, in E.F. Bensons carefully observed tale of 1930s village life and social ranking. Emmeline Lucas (known as Lucia to her friends) is emerging from mourning following the death of her husband. Pretentious, snobbish and down-right devious, she feels her home town of Riseholme offers no longer challenges and decides to holiday in the town of Tilling. She rents 'Mallards' from Miss Mapp. The two women clash immediately. Miss Mapp is used to being top of the social ranking in Tilling and there is no way she is going to let a vulgar outsider claim her position. So begins a battle of one-upmanship, peppered with queenly airs, ghastly tea parties and unnerving bridge evenings as the two combatants attempt to out-do each other to win social supermacy. The pompous Lucia and malignant Mapp are characters you will love to hate, wonderfully penned by E.F. Benson. Darkly comic and witty, it is soon to be a new BBC series written by Steve Pemberton.
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"Sparkles with wicked wit." --"Sunday Times"Book Description:
Battle is joined! Relish the underhand schemes and plots that unfold as Lucia vyes with Miss Mapp for social dominion over the town of Tilling.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited, 1970. Condition: Good. Penguin Books. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # 14148509-6
Book Description Penguin, 1970. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1970 Penguin paperback 1st Edition 1st Impression. Very good clean tight binding with wonderful cover design as shown. Slight tanning to pages. Seller Inventory # ABE-1558948830823