Book Reviews of Mapp and Lucia

Mapp and Lucia
Mapp and Lucia
Author: E. F. Benson
ISBN-13: 9780060807146
ISBN-10: 0060807148
Publication Date: 5/1984
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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At last they meet--the two most formidable ladies in English literature collide in genteel and deadly enmity. Lucia shakes the dust of Riseholme from her elegant feet and, with Georgie Pilson as devoted courtier, prepares to conquer the high society of Tilling. And Miss Mapp, her features corrugated by chronic rage and curiosity, can only prepare to defend her position as doyenne of Tilling. The town is split in an exciting and scintillating way of garden parties, bridge evenings, and staggeringly simple little dinners. Mapp And Lucia is the fourth of the Lucia novels, a chronicle of life in tow English country towns described with maliciously delicacy and wit.
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This is actually a series of five short novels about the inimitable Lucia and the indomitable Miss Mapp, arch-rivals in a tiny English village in the period after the first world war. Mapp and Lucia may have invented the term "frenemy." Mapp does not show up until the second book, and by then you will be hooked on the loopy Lucia.
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This is the first Lucia book I've read and I absolutely loved it! SO funny, yet SO proper! After reading this, I collected all the other books in the series to enjoy...I think...are there more!? I hope so!

MAPP And Lucia reminded me a bit of Laura Ingalls and Nellie Olson on the Little House TV show-they had to act nice to each other but were always plotting to "one up" the other.
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This is absolutely the best book I have ever read!! EF Benson creates a quiet English village and proceeds to people it with characters so interesting and funny that you'll laugh out loud.