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- Random House 2011; US$ 6.99
Look out for the new BBC adaptation starring Anna Chancellor, Miranda Richardson and Mark Gatiss! Miss Elizabeth Mapp reigns supreme over the village of Tilling...until the advent of Mrs Emmeline Lucas, or 'Lucia' to her friends. No one could compete, surely, with Lucia's formidable armoury: her duchesses, her Italian, her financial speculations,... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 3.47
Part of a series of novels that center around a pair of high-society matrons, Miss Mapp introduces one of the most gruff and deliciously malicious characters every to grace the literary canon. Readers who love to wallow in the spite, hatefulness, and backstabbing of the doyennes of the upper classes will delight in this book! more...
- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.47
The Mapp and Lucia series of novels penned by author E.F. Benson is a study in opposites. The vengeful and calculating Miss Mapp, whom many readers love to hate, is balanced out by the social graces of Lucia, who, though good-hearted and well-meaning, often finds herself mired in seemingly intractable snafus. Queen Lucia is the first novel in the series... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.47
Though British writer E.F. Benson is best remembered today as the creator of the Mapp and Lucia series of wickedly funny social satires, the prolific author also made several forays into mysteries. The Blotting Book begins with the discovery of a mutilated body and rapidly evolves into a tightly plotted whodunit that will enthrall fans of the genre. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 11.27
Subtly brilliant comedy of social rivalry between the wars. Emmeline Lucas (known universally to her friends as Lucia) is an arch-snob of the highest order. In Miss Elizabeth Mapp of Mallards Lucia meets her match. Ostensibly the most civil and genteel of society ladies, there is no plan too devious, no plot too cunning, no depths to which they would... more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 3.47
Best known as the creator of the Mapp and Lucia series, E.F. Benson was a prolific fiction writer and memoirist who produced a wide range of works over the course of his career. Daisy's Aunt is a rollicking comedy of manners in which a young socialite's plans for marriage are thwarted by a scheming aunt. Does she have Daisy's best interests at heart?... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.47
Can't get enough of E.F. Benson's charming Mapp and Lucia series? Explore another side of the British playwright and novelist's literary talent in the period piece Michael, which offers a glimpse into the life of the seemingly ordinary but remarkably good and kind protagonist Michael Comber. Filled with the keen details about social interactions... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.34
Though primarily remembered today as a novelist and playwright, British author E.F. Benson was also an insightful historian and critic who published several volumes of analysis pertaining to the emergence of Europe and its cultural, political, and economic legacy. Crescent and Iron Cross is a fascinating history of Turkey and its role as the crossroads... more...