E.F. Benson Queen Lucia (Mapp and Lucia)

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Queen Lucia (Mapp and Lucia)

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England between the wars was a paradise of calm and leisure for the very, very rich. Into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas-La Lucia, as she is known-a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the subdued formality of her class.
With her cohort, Georgie Pillson, and her husband, Peppino, Lucia upends the greats of high society: the imperious Lady Ambermere and her equally imperious dog, Pug; the odious Piggy and Goosie Antrobus; the Christian Scientist Daisy Quantrock, with her penchant for the foreign; and all the rest of the small English town that the British rich call their country home. Beset on all sides by pretenders to her social throne, Lucia brings culture, fine arts, excitement, and intrigue into this cloistered realm.

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Edward Francis Benson was born in 1867 and educated at King's College, Cambridge. Mayor of Rye from 1934 to 1937, Benson was awarded the O.B.E. and made an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. E. F. Benson died in 1940.

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''An altogethor satisfisfying entertainment; full of humorous situations, sparkling with wholesome wit.'' --Times Literary Supplement(London)

''These fingers have written many accolades about the voice and interpretations of Nadia May (aka - Wanda McCaddon), but they are tingling with pleasure at her rendition of E. F. Benson's characters in the English town of Riseholme . . . Such fun does Nadia May have with the stylized characters that the listener actually lives there and is part of the silly rituals of the '30s . . . Her delight in reading this novel is directly transmitted to the lucky listener.'' --AudioFile

''[The audiobook narrator's] British accent and richly condescending tone are just right for Queen Lucia . . . She breathes the personality of the wealthy Lucia into each sentence.'' --Media

''Benson . . . is best remembered for his series of 'Lucia' novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '30s . . . Queen Lucia, the first in the series, follows Mrs. Lucas (Lucia to her most intimate friends) through a lengthy and often hilarious campaign to derail the career of a would-be rival to the throne of cultural arbiter.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''[The audiobook narrator's] British accent and richly condescending tone are just right for Queen Lucia . . . She breathes the personality of the wealthy Lucia into each sentence.'' --Media

''Benson . . . is best remembered for his series of 'Lucia' novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '30s . . . Queen Lucia, the first in the series, follows Mrs. Lucas (Lucia to her most intimate friends) through a lengthy and often hilarious campaign to derail the career of a would-be rival to the throne of cultural arbiter.'' --Kirkus Reviews

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