"Whenever I stopped reading to laugh aloud, I measured the pages still unread, not to see how much more I had to accomplish, but from a simple fear that my pleasure was drawing to an end." - Terence De Vere White
Lucia's lofty ambitions are at last to be fulfilled. For as Mayor-Elect of Tilling it seems she has come to her highest calling. The tearooms of Tilling quiver with delicious gossip as she reigns supreme from Mallards--formerly the home of Mrs. Benjamin Mapp-Flint--with dear Georgie Pilson as her consort. But Lucia's position as the town's premiere socialite is in danger. For, concerned with her civic dignities "Dear Worship" is inclined to forget the subtle nuances and quaint customs of Tilling society. Trouble For Lucia is the last of E.F. Benson's Lucia novels, a delicious study of outrageous snobbery, essentially English and consistently entertaining.