Author(s): Julian Fellowes
'Fellowes doesn't try to hide his love of the funny, sealed, above-stairs world of dukes, duchesses, marquesses, nursery maids, herbaceous borders and breakfast kedgeree, all of which makes SNOBS such a a good, fresh read' DAILY TELEGRAPH Edith Lavery is a woman on the make. The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day - Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield. But is life amongst the upper echelons of 'good' society all that it seems? Edith soon discovers there's much more to the aristocracy than dancing in Anabel's, shooting small birds and understanding which fork to use at dinner. And then there is Charles's mother, the indomitable Lady Uckfield, or 'Googie' to her friends, who is none too pleased with her son's choice of breeding partner. With twists and turns aplenty, this is a comical tale worthy of a contemporary Jane Austen.
"Like a visit of an English country estate: breezy, beautiful, and charming." "The New York Times Book Review" [A] guilty pleasure of a novel [that] seems authentic down to the wallpaper and the Wellingtons. Hilarious sharp, entertaining, and unforgiving." - Anna Quindlen "Snobs," by Julian Fellowes, is an hilariously snobbish novel about hilariously snobbish people involved in a society scandal. Froth at its best. His writing is as stylish as his story. Mr. Fellowes knows his turf well." - Dominick Dunne "I couldn't put "Snobs" down: Who could resist a great story of a beautiful, ambitious girl on her climb to the turreted top of the castle-hopping set? As witty as he is smart, Julian Fellowes is the Oscar-winning, Oscar Wilde of the minute." - Plum Sykes "Julian Fellowes's witty, wise depiction of the lives and lunacies of upper-class English life is just my cup of tea...." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Julian Fellowes - actor, writer, director, producer - is probably best known for his portrayal of the incorrigible Lord Kilwillie in the BBC's 'Monarch of the Glen'. Writng for TV, he has been nominated for a BAFTA and won an International Emmy. His first screenplay for the cinema was GOSFORD PARK for which he won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar. He made his directorial debut with SEPARATE LIES in 2005 and wrote the screenplay for YOUNG VICTORIA. Julian is married to Emma, nee Kitchener, and they have one son, Peregrine.