Hurrah for E.F. Benson!

28 Mar

A jolly good read!

When we are not busy making hats, painting our nails or otherwise glamourising we love nothing better than a good book.  Now I’m sure you have all devoured the marvellous Mapp & Lucia series by the great wit that was E.F. Benson, now Bloomsbury have re-released a forgotten gem: Mrs Ames.  Full of well observed characters and fabulously mundane dinner parties and lunches, Mrs Ames is also a rather touching, bittersweet tale of a middle aged lady who rediscovers her zeal for life.  A contemporary novel of its time, it offers a perfect snapshot of affluent village life in 1912 – with some frankly hilarious moments.  Buy it at most good book sellers or at Amazon if you are that way inclined!

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