Mapp and Lucia by E.F.Benson

About the book

The fourth installment of the popular series-a hilarious study of 1930s manner and pecking order-begins when Lucia Lucas rents a summer place-the home of Elizabeth Mapp-in the English village of Tilling. Between Miss Mapp’s penchant for spying on the neighbors and Lucia’s fussy sidekick, Georgie, the stage is set for a battle of wits.

Reviewed by Milford Reading Group:

We found this book very unrealistic – the characters quite shallow, the language of the characters very immature in some ways and quite irritating. A very select group of people of a certain social group in the 1930s so out of date today.

Star rating: **

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3 thoughts on “Mapp and Lucia by E.F.Benson”

  1. Review by Shipton Bellinger WI Reading Group:
    The characters are awful and the book is a bit dated but it still made us laugh out loud at times. Mapp and Lucia ply for dominance over village society in the 1920s.
    Today Lucia would be CEO of a successful company or running the country, in the past Machiavelli.
    Rating: 3 Stars

  2. Review by Basingstoke Afternoon WI
    Well written, easy to read. Good observation of characters and society.
    Star rating ***

  3. Review by Basingstoke Afternoon WI
    Well written, easy to read. Good observation of characters and society.
    Star rating ***

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