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Habits Of The House - By Fay Weldon ( Paperback )

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From the award-winning novelist and writer of Upstairs Downstairs, the launch of a brilliant new trilogy about what life was really like for masters and servants before the world of Downton Abbey

As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert?s wife Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady?s maid who orders the life of her mistress.

Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.

As the writer of the pilot episode of the original Upstairs, Downstairs?Fay Weldon brings a deserved reputation for magnificent storytelling. With wit and sympathy?and no small measure of mischief?Habits of the House plots the interplay of restraint and desire, manners and morals, reason and instinct.

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback
Author: Fay Weldon
Language: English
Street Date: October 29, 2013
TCIN: 16022556
UPC: 490590445945
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4594
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.25 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.65 pounds
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