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Old 03-01-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Benson, E.F.: Mapp and Lucia Omnibus v1 2008 feb 29

This is a conversion of HarryT's mobipocket version, made using nrapallo's brilliant conversion tool mobi2imp. (i'm really just the messenger, here, i didn't do any of the work). I wanted to read it, and i know HarryT does not usually make imp books ; maybe someone else with an imp device will be interested.

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An omnibus edition of the six "Mapp and Lucia" novels of E.F. Benson, published between 1920 and 1939.

These are wonderful comic novels telling the goings-on of the English upper-classes, set mainly in the fictional seaside town of Tilling, which is a fictionalised version of the town of Rye, where Benson lived. They have been extensively televised in the UK.

To quote from an Amazon review:

Mrs Emmeline Lucas, known in her community as Lucia, "reigns supreme over the affairs of Riseholme". Riseholme is a one main street village in rural England in the year 1920. The "affairs of Riseholme" involve leisured eccentrics who devote their energies and time to the favorite pastimes, hobbies, fads and fancies of the day. It is Lucia's role as leader to take responsibility for heightening an awareness and questing for greater cultural richness. Not that she admits to this, even to herself. "You all work me to death," she usually says, when a new opportunity for leading a crusade or instigating a new field of cultural endeavor presents itself.

Of course, Lucia's stance provokes great rivalry. Riseholmeites do not so much relate to each other as try to put each other down. Many are put down, and many fall down when they tread on those metaphorical banana skins that fate seems to spread before those who are absurdly over-ambitious

Using this material, E F Benson, begins an inter-related series of novels with this one in 1920. He devises an almost mock-heroic quality in the telling of his tale. Benson makes us aware that no great legendary conqueror gave as much thought and weight to the planning of a military conquest as do the Riseholmeites to the consideration of who to invite for afternoon tea.

The result is gentle satire and great fun from beginning to end. Not a day, not an hour, passes in Riseholme without plots being hatched, news being sought, and allegiances being formed.


The six books in this omnibus are:
  • Queen Lucia (1920)
  • Miss Mapp (1922)
  • Lucia in London (1927)
  • Mapp and Lucia (1931)
  • Lucia's Progress (1935, also known as Worshipful Lucia)
  • Trouble for Lucia (1939)

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Note : since the original conversion made an imp 1200 file, i'm including that one as well. the one without "1200" in the filename is the 1150 version.
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