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Telynor's Library, and then some

A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Habits of the House - Fay Weldon I hated this book, from beginning to end. Story of an earl and his family fallen on hard times when they loose everything on a bad investment. Now they need to marry the son off to a rich heiress as soon as possible. Enter Minnie, a young heiress who isn't at all innocent, and with manners that shock London society. Then there's the servants, all backbiting, and scarcely loyal to anyone. Riddled with anachronisms, and bad writing, I found this to be a dreadful novel, and by the end I wanted to throw it through the wall. I can't believe this author is well-acclaimed, this is more like a parody than anything else, and comes across as a blatant rip-off of Downton Abbey. Not recommended at all, and I am certainly not going to read the two sequels.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Fay_Weldon_Habits_of_the_House_epi/content_617955167876