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Queen Lucia
E. F. Benson
1559212527
June 1998
Paperback
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From Kirkus Reviews
There is some irony in the fact that Benson, the creator of everything from plays to sober biographies, is best remembered for his series of ``Lucia'' novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '30s. Still, given Benson's droll send-ups of the bitter battles waged by matrons desperate to live out their fantastical versions of upper-class elegance and wit, and his shrewd readings of the ways in which our longings can make us both bizarre and sometimes appealing, it's very likely an irony he would have savored. His six novels chronicling the rise and fall and rise ad infinitum of Mrs. Emmeline Lucas of Riseholm are now being reissued as trade paperbacks. Queen Lucia, the first in the series, follows Mrs. Lucas (Lucia to her most intimate...


Mapp & Lucia
E. F. Benson
0753107848
May 2000
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Description
Mapp and Lucia is the hilarious centerpiece of E.F. Benson¹s now-cult series of Lucia novels, marking the debut of the eponymous middle-aged doyennes of polite, 1930s British society. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Mrs. Emmeline Lucas (Lucia to her friends) is the recently-widowed newcomer to the village of Tilling, eager to wrest the reins of social supremacy from the incumbent Miss Elizabeth Mapp and to install herself as its benevolent dictator. In their polite acts of sabotage, as they ruthlessly jockey for the position of cultural arbiter, Mapp and Lucia tear up the conventions of drawing-room diplomacy and enter a protracted conflict using fêtes, garden parties, musical soirées, and bridge evenings as their...


MAPP and Lucia
E. F. Benson
1559212322
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This hilarious study of 1930s manners and pecking order begins when Lucia Lucas rents a summer place - the home of Miss Elizabeth Mapp - in the English village of Tilling. Between Miss Mapp's penchant for spying on neighbors and Lucia's fussy sidekick, Georgie, the stage is set for a battle of wits.

From the Publisher
Mrs. Emmeline Lucas (Lucia to her friends) is the recently-widowed newcomer to the village of Tilling, eager to wrest the reins of social supremacy from the incumbent Miss Elizabeth Mapp and to install herself as its benevolent dictator. In their polite acts of sabotage, as they ruthlessly jockey for the position of cultural arbiter, Mapp and Lucia tear up the conventions of drawing-room diplomacy and enter a protracted conflict using fêtes, garden parties,...


Queen Lucia
E. F. Benson
075311478X
Jan 2002
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From Kirkus Reviews
There is some irony in the fact that Benson, the creator of everything from plays to sober biographies, is best remembered for his series of ``Lucia'' novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '30s. Still, given Benson's droll send-ups of the bitter battles waged by matrons desperate to live out their fantastical versions of upper-class elegance and wit, and his shrewd readings of the ways in which our longings can make us both bizarre and sometimes appealing, it's very likely an irony he would have savored. His six novels chronicling the rise and fall and rise ad infinitum of Mrs. Emmeline Lucas of Riseholm are now being reissued as trade paperbacks. Queen Lucia, the first in the series, follows Mrs. Lucas (Lucia to her most intimate...


Miss Mapp
E.F. F. Benson
1559212756
May 1999
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Fans of E.F. Benson's Lucia novels may miss the eponymous Lucia in this tale of the English village of Tilling, but they'll have no other quarrels. Nadia May does a hilarious Miss Mapp, the small-minded small-town heiress of a certain age who leads an absolutely full life spying on and attempting to best her neighbors. When Miss Mapp addresses her most disliked rival as "Diva darling," you can hear the way her teeth are set and see the awful smile. Nancy Mitford once wrote that she had feared rereading these astute and funny stories but found them "fresh as paint." They haven't changed yet, and I hope May will give us all of them. B.G. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Queen Victoria
E. F. Benson
0786117419
Mar 2000
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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And The Dead Spake
E.F. Benson
1419106872
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
No funeral (up to the time I speak of) had I ever seen leave the Terrace, no marriage party had strewed its pavements with confetti, and perambulators were unknown. It and its inhabitants seemed to be quietly mellowing like bottles of sound wine. No doubt there was stored within them the sunshine and summer of youth long past, and now, dozing in a cool place, they waited for the turn of the key in the cellar door, and the entry of one who would draw them forth and see what they were worth.


Miss Mapp
E. F. Benson
0786120541
Nov 2001
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
Fans of E.F. Benson's Lucia novels may miss the eponymous Lucia in this tale of the English village of Tilling, but they'll have no other quarrels. Nadia May does a hilarious Miss Mapp, the small-minded small-town heiress of a certain age who leads an absolutely full life spying on and attempting to best her neighbors. When Miss Mapp addresses her most disliked rival as "Diva darling," you can hear the way her teeth are set and see the awful smile. Nancy Mitford once wrote that she had feared rereading these astute and funny stories but found them "fresh as paint." They haven't changed yet, and I hope May will give us all of them. B.G. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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E. F. Benson's strikingly original...


The Blotting Book
E. F. Benson
1598187198
November 2005
Paperback
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And in a copse close by to where the body of the murdered man was found had been discovered a thick bludgeon of a stick, broken it would seem by some violent act, into two halves. On the top half was rudely cut with a pen-knife M. ASSHE . . . What was puzzling, however, was the apparent motive of robbery about the crime.


Miss Mapp
E. F. Benson
0786196998
Nov 2001
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
Fans of E.F. Benson's Lucia novels may miss the eponymous Lucia in this tale of the English village of Tilling, but they'll have no other quarrels. Nadia May does a hilarious Miss Mapp, the small-minded small-town heiress of a certain age who leads an absolutely full life spying on and attempting to best her neighbors. When Miss Mapp addresses her most disliked rival as "Diva darling," you can hear the way her teeth are set and see the awful smile. Nancy Mitford once wrote that she had feared rereading these astute and funny stories but found them "fresh as paint." They haven't changed yet, and I hope May will give us all of them. B.G. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Book Description
E. F. Benson's strikingly original...


Trouble for Lucia
E.F. F. Benson
1559212985
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
In Trouble for Lucia, Lucia becomes mayor of Tilling with Georgie Pilson as her sidekick, confidant, and escort. Lucia and Georgie renew their acquaintance with the opera diva Olga Braceley and the composer Cortese, but nobody in Tilling believes Lucia when she claims to have entertained a duchess.


The Blotting Book
E. F. Benson
0809587963
July 2004
Hardcover
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And in a copse close by to where the body of the murdered man was found had been discovered a thick bludgeon of a stick, broken it would seem by some violent act, into two halves. On the top half was rudely cut with a pen-knife M. ASSHE . . . What was puzzling, however, was the apparent motive of robbery about the crime.


Henry James: Letters to A. C. Benson and Auguste Monod
Henry James
0838309844
September 1969
Library Binding
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Book Description
The collection will be welcome to lovers of the great stylist as a fresh example of his more intimate manner and as further evidence of his love of friends almost perfectly balanced with devotion to art. BOOKSTHIS TITLE IS CITED AND RECOMMENDED BY: Books for College Libraries; Bibliography of American Literature.


Michael
E. F. Benson
0809587971
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Though there was nothing visibly graceful about Michael Comber, he apparently had the art of giving gracefully. He had already told his cousin Francis, who sat on the arm of the sofa by his table, that there was no earthly excuse for his having run into debt; but now when the moment came for giving, he wrote the cheque quickly and eagerly, as if thoroughly enjoying it, and passed it over to him with a smile that was extraordinarily pleasant. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Though there was nothing visibly graceful about Michael Comber, he apparently had the art of giving gracefully. He had already told his cousin Francis, who sat on the arm of the sofa by his table, that there was no earthly excuse for his having run into debt; but...


Letters to A. C. Benson and Auguste Monod: Now First Published, and Edited with an Introduction by E. F. Benson
Henry James
0781282128
December 1991
Library Binding
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Crescent and Iron Cross
E. F. Benson
0809594900
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
But from about the beginning of the reign of the present German Emperor, German or rather Prussian diplomacy had been going quietly about its work. It was worth while to study the psychology of the Turks, because dimly then, but with ever-increasing distinctness, Germany foresaw that Turkey might be a counter of immense importance in the great conflict which was assuredly drawing nearer, though as yet its existence was but foreshadowed by the most distant reflections of summer lightning on a serene horizon.

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But from about the beginning of the reign of the present German Emperor, German or rather Prussian diplomacy had been going quietly about its work. It was worth while to study the psychology of the Turks, because dimly then, but with ever-increasing...


Lucia in London (Lucia Series #2)
E. F. Benson
1850895325
January 2003
Audio
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Book Description
Using her best social-climbing instincts and refusing to be embarrassed, Lucia sets out to conquer London and mingle with the beau monde. Soon a secret group of "Luciaphiles" springs up; the social climbers who make up its rank never tire of watching her get into and out of all kinds of trouble. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Blotting Book (Dodo Press)
F. Benson E F. Benson
1406500038
Oct 2005
Paperback
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And in a copse close by to where the body of the murdered man was found had been discovered a thick bludgeon of a stick, broken it would seem by some violent act, into two halves. On the top half was rudely cut with a pen-knife M. ASSHE . . . What was puzzling, however, was the apparent motive of robbery about the crime.


The Money Market
E. F. Benson
1417946628
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
1899. Benson's first novel, Dodo, was greeted with great acclaim and success. In it Benson introduces a woman as the central character who will appear in different guises in future books; a glamorous, entertaining, humorous, heartless and amoral person who charms many of those around, but causes great distress to others. A prolific author his works included novels, comedies, memoirs, social commentary, a number of outstanding biographies, books about many aspects of sport, and dozens of supernatural and ghost tales which still attract a great following. The Money Market begins: The curtain fell on the second act of Tristan und Isolde, and Lady Stoakley, who had been regarding the stage with a rigid and unmeaning eye, and sitting very upright, leaned back in her chair in the corner of the box, and, opening her fan,...


Mapp and Lucia
E.F. Benson
1853753904
September 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mapp and Lucia is the hilarious centerpiece of E.F. Benson¹s now-cult series of Lucia novels, marking the debut of the eponymous middle-aged doyennes of polite, 1930s British society.

From the Publisher
Mrs. Emmeline Lucas (Lucia to her friends) is the recently-widowed newcomer to the village of Tilling, eager to wrest the reins of social supremacy from the incumbent Miss Elizabeth Mapp and to install herself as its benevolent dictator. In their polite acts of sabotage, as they ruthlessly jockey for the position of cultural arbiter, Mapp and Lucia tear up the conventions of drawing-room diplomacy and enter a protracted conflict using fêtes, garden parties, musical soirées, and bridge evenings as their deadly weapons. Things finally come to a head with Miss...

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