Lucia on Holiday
By: Guy Fraser-Sampson
She’s back! When arch-snob Emmeline Lucas (known universally as Lucia) makes some money on the stockmarket, the wheels are set in motion for a new adventure – and this time, her ambitions are larger than ever. But eternal rival Elizabeth Mapp-Flint is determined to outshine Lucia and she’s got royalty on her side.
The much-loved Mapp and Lucia series takes a new turn as the two legendary protagonists travel to the continent to lock horns in an idyllic Italian setting. Can Mapp upstage Lucia on foreign soil so far from Tilling? What is Georgie’s new valet up to? And will Lucia’s financial speculation lead to rags or more riches?
‘Lucia On Holiday’ is a new addition to the Mapp and Lucia canon, based on the immortal characters first created by E.F. Benson. Perfect reading for followers of Benson’s original novels and sure to be equally loved by new fans, this is a pitch-perfect and deliciously enjoyable social satire of an England long gone but not forgotten.
Lucia is back! This is a wonderful new adventure for our magnificent heroine, written with all of the style and humour of Benson himself. A triumph. Uno, due, tre… read it!
- Alexander McCall Smith
What a delightful, funny, captivating read this book is from start to finish…A really good old fashioned and light-hearted story with endearing characters which will leave you with a smile on your face
- Kath Thornton, lovereading.co.uk
I love and adore Major Benjy and (now) Lucia on Holiday by Guy F-S. The reason they are so delicious is that Guy ‘gets’ the voice of Benson so perfectly. I can honestly say that, while reading Lucia on Holiday, I kept forgetting that it wasn’t Benson’s pen which had written it – and what higher compliment could possibly be paid?
- Stuck in a Book
This book was a delight to read, capturing the mood and essence of the Benson originals…I think anyone who enjoyed the original books, or who likes P G Wodehouse, will have fun with this book.
- Lindsey Whittle, lovereading.co.uk