Queen Lucia

Author(s): E.F. Benson
Series: Mapp and Lucia Series No: 1
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD5537
Released: Dec 20, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470828189
Narrator/s: Wanda McCaddon
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MR. BENSON must have had a good time writing "Queen Lucia". The title gives but little clue to the contents; Queen Lucia was really Mrs. Lucas, whose reign over the social life of a small English village-and more especially over its pursuit of culture - accounted for the first part of her nickname, while her profound delusion that she could speak Italian explains "Lucia." I do not remember reading so comprehensive a satire upon people who go in for "period" furniture (to the limit of discomfort), for publishing their own poetry on "private" presses in inconvenient and limp booklets, for patronizing music and musicians, for conversing at home in foreign tongues (of which they know next to nothing), for taking up "Guruism," and New Thought, and Russian spiritualistic mediums. The book is a great treat from beginning to end; not the least of its fun is the picture of the friendly snooping and the part-friendly gossip about each others' affairs indulged in by the folk of a little town.

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Author(s): E.F. Benson
Narrator(s): Wanda McCaddon
Product Number Z100095820
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481559423