Habits of the House

by Fay Weldon

Part of the Love and Inheritance Series

Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Aimed squarely at fans of Downton Abbey  this is a pitch-perfect, witty and fun romp of life above and below stairs and an elegy to the last days of aristocracy and Empire. Set in 1899 this is the first of a trilogy and did you know that Fay Weldon was a writer on the pilot episode of the original Upstairs Downstairs? We think it shows in the research that has been used to great effect. Read a free Opening Extract…Go on, you know you want to.

 

The Love & Inheritance series:

1. The Habits of the House

2. Long Live the King

3. The New Countess

Sarah Broadhurst

Habits of the House Synopsis

A love story, a happy end, a lively attack, haute-couture dresses and haute-cuisine meals: some quotable characters, some agreeable sex, some very witty lines - what else can you want from a novel? - unless perhaps a soupcon of Weldon perception and brains. Think fin de siecle and it's all here, in HABITS OF THE HOUSE. Isobel, Countess of Dilberne, is obliged to pair off her handsome, wilful son with a rich and pretty heiress from the Chicago stockyard. He's all the new internal combustion machines: she's all art. It's a clash of cultures and principles. Gold mines fail, bankers plot, bad girls flourish, London fog descends, Royalty intervenes, and your heart's in your mouth, hoping for the best for these unlikely lovers in the first in Weldon's Love and Inheritance trilogy.

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ISBN: 9781908800435
Publication date: 01/02/2013
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781908800046
Publication date: 19/07/2012
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781908800435
Publication date: 1st February 2013
Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon is one of Britain's best loved and most respected authors. Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up in New Zealand and returned to the United Kingdom when she was ten. She read Economics and Psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and worked briefly for the Foreign Office in London, then as a journalist, before beginning a successful career as an advertising copywriter. She gave up her career in advertising, and began to write full-time. Her first novel, The Fat Woman's Joke, was published in 1967. Fay Weldon is a ...

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