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Publisher Description

A Times (London) bestseller from the author of Gosford Park
Edith Lavery, the pretty daughter of an accountant, meets gossip-column favorite Charles Broughton (Earl of Broughton and heir to the Marquess of Uckfield) at Ascot. When he proposes and she accepts, does she really love him, or is she merely dazzled by his title and money?
In a tale that mixes contemporary Jane Austen with the brilliant social commentary of Gosford Park, Julian Fellowes chronicles Edith's rise and fall with twists and turns aplenty. Through the eyes of his narrator, a journeyman actor who manages to negotiate the choppy waters of snobbery and excess as he moves between the upper and middle classes, in SNOBS Fellowes gives us a delicious comedy of manners to rival Oscar Wilde at his wittiest.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
RM
Richard Morant
LENGTH
10:44
hr min
RELEASED
2005
February 1
PUBLISHER
Macmillan Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
559.4
MB

Customer Reviews

NormalGirl ,

VERY entertaining

This book was really fun. It made the day speed through and the reader was soothing to listen to.

K Boyle ,

Highly entertaining insights...

...into the mentality and lifestyle of England's titled class. Julian Fellowes' witty (but kind) expose' of the privileged members of British society and their opinions of and interaction with the common class makes for a great read. A reflection on mankind's universal desire for exclusivity -- as honed to perfection over the centuries in the great houses of the royal families.

Hellywell ,

Fascinating and fun!

If you're an Anglophile, you'll love this. Very nice narration, an interesting and well-paced story, with spot-on insights into the world of the English upper crust, their rules and peccadilloes. After I finished this I went back and bought his last book Past Imperfect (same narrator) and enjoyed it just as much! You know he's the Downton Abbey guy, right? :)

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