24439 BENSON , E.F. ;
THE MAPP AND LUCIA NOVELS. Six Book Boxed Set . Mapp & Lucia , Queen Lucia , Miss Mapp , Lucia in London , Lucia’s Progress & Trouble For Lucia .
Illustrator Natacha Ledwidge.
Folio Society , London ,2009
Bound in multicoloured cloth with blue papered slipcase. This set is still in its original shrink wrap.
Mapp and Lucia novels, written between 1920 and 1939, they are delicious send-ups of the snobbish cultural lives of upper-middle-class people in interwar Britain. Amid endless musical evenings and ridiculous mannered luncheons we watch social rivals Miss Mapp and Lucia vie with each other to become Queen of Tilling-on-Sea. The books are as fabulously plotted and as funny as PG Wodehouses Jeeves and Wooster books or his Blandings novels.