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.
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.
An insight into the upper crust circles in England. A bit dry and wordy.
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!
What a witty, hilarious commentary about the English class system. If you're an anglophile, you should read this book.