Exerts a powerful fascination, but if it truly represents contemporary society then Armageddon can't come soon enough (Sue Gaisford THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
Love among the upper and middle classes and the acting profession is dissected with a keen eye for detail and a sharp wit ( BOOKS QUARTERLY)
Fellows demonstrates an effortless skill with the novel form, using as his narrator a mildly successful middle-aged actor whose astringent portrait of the dreary, yet irresistibly privileged, lives of the huntin', shootin' brigade makes for a hugely entertaining couple of hours ( IRISH TIMES)
'Fellowes doesn't try to hide his love of the funny, sealed, above-stairs world of dukes, duchesses, marquesses, nursery maids, herbaceous borders and breakfast kedgeree, all of which makes SNOBS such a a good, fresh read' Daily Telegraph
Edith Lavery is a woman on the make. The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day - Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield.
But is life amongst the upper echelons of 'good' society all that it seems? Edith soon discovers there's much more to the aristocracy than dancing in Anabel's, shooting small birds and understanding which fork to use at dinner. And then there is Charles's mother, the indomitable Lady Uckfield, or 'Googie' to her friends, who is none too pleased with her son's choice of breeding partner. With twists and turns aplenty, this is a comical tale worthy of a contemporary Jane Austen.
Read by Julian Fellowes
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