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From the award-winning writer of the original Upstairs Downstairs — the second novel in an irresistible trilogy about an Earl's family and his servants at the turn of the twentieth century.

As 1901 comes to an end, there is much to be grateful for: The Dilberne fortune has been restored, and the grand Dilberne Court, with its one hundred rooms, has been saved. Lord Robert's son, Arthur, is happily married to Chicago heiress, Minnie, who is pregnant and trying to come to terms with her new role as lady of the manor, and her charming but controlling mother-in-law, Lady Isobel. As Lord Robert and Lady Isobel get caught up in the preparations of the coronation of Edward VII, they debate the future of their recently orphaned niece, Adela. Isobel and Minnie want to take her in; Robert and Arthur do not. While they argue, Adela runs away and joins a travelling group of spiritualists and has a life-saving run-in with the king.

With Long Live the King, Fay Weldon continues the magnificent trilogy that began with Habits of the House. As the award-winning writer for the pilot episode of the original Upstairs Downstairs, Weldon brings her deservedly famous wit and insight to this novel of love and desire, morals and manners.

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"There is simply no touching Weldon as a writer." The Observer (UK)

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"Fay Weldon has always examined the scary parts of what lies beneath the silk cushions and behind the closed gates." The Chronicle of Higher Education

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"Before there was Downton Abbey, there was Upstairs, Downstairs and, having written the first episode of that iconic television series, it is only fitting that Weldon now returns to the scene of the crime to further explore the disparate worlds of 'them that has and those what serve em.'... Always a ripe target for mockery and disdain, the British aristocracy comes in for a thorough drubbing in Weldon's snarky send-up" Booklist

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Fay Weldon is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who, at the age of 16, lived in a grand London townhouse as the daughter of the housekeeper. In addition to winning a Writers' Guild Award for the pilot of Upstairs Downstairs, she is a Commander of the British Empire whose books include Praxis, shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction; The Heart of the Country, winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize; Worst Fears, shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award; and Wicked Women, which won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. She lives in England.

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dsthills, May 10, 2013 (view all comments by dsthills)
This book is in the genre of "Downton Abbey". It follows the life and fortunes of an English uppercrust family. The author having been an author of "Upstairs, Downstairs" writes a fascinating plot with very real, easy to relate to characters. It has an historical background that is interesting, and fascinating characters. If you liked "Upstairs, Downstairs" or "Downton Abbey" on PBS, you will like this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250028006
Author:
Weldon, Fay
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20130507
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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Product details 352 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9781250028006 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There is simply no touching Weldon as a writer."
"Review" by , "Fay Weldon has always examined the scary parts of what lies beneath the silk cushions and behind the closed gates."
"Review" by , "Before there was Downton Abbey, there was Upstairs, Downstairs and, having written the first episode of that iconic television series, it is only fitting that Weldon now returns to the scene of the crime to further explore the disparate worlds of 'them that has and those what serve em.'... Always a ripe target for mockery and disdain, the British aristocracy comes in for a thorough drubbing in Weldon's snarky send-up"
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