Snobs, the novel, is so waspish, so resplendant with dry british humour that I couldn’t help the odd actualy lol (laugh out loud) moment. It also changed my view of the british upper classes at a time when my understanding of them was that of any young girl- they wear such pretty dresses! Instead, I was presented with this view: “The English, of all classes as it happens, are addicted to exclusivity. Leave three Englishmen in a room and they will invent a rule that prevents a fourth joining them.” The plot follows Edith Lavery a pretty social climber from the middle classes who whilst visiting his parent’s stately home, meets Charles, Earl of Broughton, and heir to the Marquess of Uckfield. When he proposes, Edith accepts- but is she in love with Charles the man or Charles Earl of Broughton? It’s particularly interesting as it’s written about the present day english artisocracy which have recieved much less literary attention than their ancestors. So, if you have any delusions about the english upper classes, this book, written by Julian Fellowes (one who moves amongst the creme de la creme of english nobility) will certainley change your mind.
30 day book challenge- Day 26- A book that changed your opinion about something