Mapp and Lucia
|Author:||E. F. Benson|
Miss Elizabeth Mapp reigns supreme over the village of Tilling... until the advent of Mrs Emmeline Lucas, or 'Lucia' to her friends. No one could compete, surely, with Lucia's formidable armoury: her duchesses, her Italian, her financial speculations, her celebrated recipe for Lobster a la Riseholme.
'Here she is again, the splendid creature, the great, the wonderful Lucia' Nancy Mitford, The Times