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Habits of the House - Fay Weldon
Habits of the House
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For fans of Downton Abbey comes a ravishing portrait of the late 19th Century family from one of Britain's best-loved authors.Fay Weldon's new novel takes us inside the lives of an aristocratic household in the last three months of the nineteenth century. It's a time of riot and confusion, social... show more
For fans of Downton Abbey comes a ravishing portrait of the late 19th Century family from one of Britain's best-loved authors.Fay Weldon's new novel takes us inside the lives of an aristocratic household in the last three months of the nineteenth century. It's a time of riot and confusion, social upheaval, war abroad and shortage of money. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds; there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy looms for the Dilbernes.Whilst the Earl, gambler and man about town, must seek a new post in government; his wife Lady Isobel's solution is to marry off their son Arthur to a wealthy heiress, and without delay. But how? It's the end of the season, and choices are few. There's Minnie O'Brien from Chigaco - rich enough, but daughter of a stockyard baron, and with a vulgar mother and dubious past. Hardly suitable...!Fay Weldon tells this tale of restraint and desire, manners and morals with wit and sympathy - if no small measure of mischief - as young Minnie and Arthur, thrown together by their parents, strive to determine their own destiny.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781908800831 (1908800836)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Love & Inheritance Trilogy (#1)
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Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it
3.0 Habits of the House
I'm a big fan of British period fiction. My love affair started at about 13, evolving from America's Henry James and Edith Wharton. It continues, four decades later.Habits of the House is an enjoyable book. It's not demanding, and you'll not learn anything. I actually read it on the deck, in a loung...
Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it
2.0 If you're going to make a comparison to Downton, actually *watch* it first - Habits of the House by Fay Weldon
You know when you get a book, and because it's by somebody whose work you like, or somebody who's written many, many books, you trust it's going to get better? Meet Habits of The House. It's not entirely its fault; it's been given a stupid cover (I'm not sure who that girlie is supposed to be), an...
The Archaeology of Writing
The Archaeology of Writing rated it
3.0 Habits of the House
I'm a big fan of British period fiction. My love affair started at about 13, evolving from America's Henry James and Edith Wharton. It continues, four decades later.Habits of the House is an enjoyable book. It's not demanding, and you'll not learn anything. I actually read it on the deck, in a loung...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
2.0
I hated this book, from beginning to end. Story of an earl and his family fallen on hard times when they loose everything on a bad investment. Now they need to marry the son off to a rich heiress as soon as possible. Enter Minnie, a young heiress who isn't at all innocent, and with manners that shoc...
TheBookWorm
TheBookWorm rated it
I read this book because of the sticker on the cover recommending it to fans of Downton Abbey. It's set in the same era, about an earl and his family and has many similar characteristics but you really can't compare. Downton leaves you on the edge of your couch and balling your eyes out where as thi...
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