Monday saw the launch of Guy Fraser-Sampson's final part in his trilogy of Mapp and Lucia novels, Au Reservoir. The first two installments, Lucia on Holiday and Major Benjy, have received much praise and favourable comparisons to the original novels by E.F. Benson.
The launch of Au Reservoir comes hot on the heels of the announcement by the BBC that they are set to film new adaptations of the Mapp and Lucia novels, scripted by Steve Pemberton. A full announcement by the BBC can be read on their website. Casting will be announced in due course. Liz Thomson of Book Brunch was also in attendance and her article on the launch is on their website (subscription required).