By Julian Fellowes
From the author of the Emmy-Award profitable Downton Abbey ...
"The English, of all sessions because it occurs, are hooked on exclusivity. depart 3 Englishmen in a room and they're going to invent a rule that forestalls a fourth becoming a member of them."
The most sensible comedies of manners are usually deceptively basic, seamlessly mixing social critique with personality and tale. In his fantastically saw first novel, Julian Fellowes, winner of an Academy Award for his unique screenplay of Gosford Park, brings us an insider's examine a modern England that continues to be no longer as classless as is popularly supposed.
Edith Lavery, an English blonde with huge eyes and great manners, is the daughter of a reasonably profitable accountant and his social-climbing spouse. whereas vacationing his mom and dad' stately domestic as a paying visitor, Edith meets Charles, Earl of Broughton, and inheritor to the Marquess of Uckfield, who runs the kinfolk estates in East Sussex and Norfolk. To the gossip columns he's essentially the most eligible younger aristocrats around.
When he proposes. Edith accepts. yet is she relatively in love with Charles? Or along with his name, his place, and all that is going with it?
One inescapable a part of existence at Broughton corridor is Charles's mom, the intelligent girl Uckfield, recognized to her neighbors as "Googie" and defined by way of the narrator---an actor who strikes conveniently one of the top sessions whereas chronicling their foibles---"as the main socially professional person i've got ever recognized in any respect good. She mixed a watchmaker's eye for aspect with a madam's wisdom of the world." girl Uckfield is confident that Edith is extra attracted to turning into a countess than in being an excellent spouse to her son. And whilst a tv corporation, entire with a beautiful top guy, descends on Broughton corridor to movie a interval drama, "Googie's" worst fears look totally justified.
In Snobs, a wickedly astute portrait of the intersecting worlds of noblemen and actors, Julian Fellowes establishes himself as an impossible to resist storyteller and a deliciously witty chronicler of contemporary manners.
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Snobs: A Novel by Julian Fellowes