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Author: Julian Fellowes
"The English, of all classes as it happens, are addicted to exclusivity. Leave three Englishmen in a room and they will invent a rule that prevents a fourth joining them." — The best comedies of manners are often deceptively simple, seamlessly blending social critique with character and story. In his superbly observed first novel, Julian Fellow...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312336936
ISBN-10: 0312336934
Publication Date: 1/24/2006
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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mamabreak avatar reviewed Snobs on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Wonderful book. This is by the Screenwriter of Gosford Park. It is a "fun" look into the elite, and the lengths people will go to become a part of that world.
reviewed Snobs on + 224 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Loved it! While I am one who is attracted to Brit whit, I must say that I did not find it dry at all. It was fascinating to get what seemed like a very real picture of what it's like to be part of the modern manor-born. It's such an alien story for me, not anything like the life I've lead, but very intriguing to read about. I think of most of the landed gentry as being from a bygone era (except for the queen, prince, and their immediate family). Here we find a 1990s version of what it's like to be part of that world. I'm assuming it's a reasonable depiction, and would highly recommend the book.
sues avatar reviewed Snobs on + 94 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An insight into the upper crust circles in England. A bit dry and wordy.
heyteacher-tpm avatar reviewed Snobs on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A very entertaining read. Fans of the dry, British wit will enjoy its portrayal of class and class differences. Edith is a sometimes thorny character but I still enjoyed reading about her trials as the new wife of a lord, especially when she goes head to head with some of the sharper wits. If you like Fellowes' work on "Gosford Park" I would highly recommend this book!
reviewed Snobs on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
What a witty, hilarious commentary about the English class system. If you're an anglophile, you should read this book.
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