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—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A new Mapp and Lucia book!

I have just discovered that a new Mapp and Lucia book was recently released. No, no, obviously not by the illustrious (and deceased) E.F. Benson, but by English author Guy Fraser-Sampson, who has channeled the outrageous Major Benjy for a series of new adventures as twisty as the streets of Rye. Captain Puffin can't be far behind—fingers crossed!
Now, I haven't read it yet (I've left Prodigal Wife a hint regarding my upcoming birthday), but this sounds like a worthy addition to a great canon of comic literature. I believe the story unfolds while Miss Mapp holds reign in Tilling.
For any Luciaphiles out there, Major Benjy is available at Amazon and Amazon UK.
Qui-hi!

3 comments:

Argentum Vulgaris said...

You have been nominated for an award, check it out at:
http://avarchives.blogspot.com/2009/05/bloggers-cafe-first-award.html
Congratulations

AV

Michelloui said...

DO you know, Ive never read the Mapp and Lucia books. I worked at a bookstore near Liverpool Street Station for a while and I remember reading the backs of these while shelving them and thought they looked interesting then. You've inspired me to start! Think I need a good comic read.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

AV--thank you so much. Really appreciate it.
Michelloui--how wonderful! My favorite, of course, was Mapp & Lucia, but I will try to think what would be the best one for you to start with.