Habits of the House

Habits of the House 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 OfDownton 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. Expecting Downton Abbey at 17 Belgrave Square is not a reality in Habits of the House I m probably one of the few that cannot give this book a good rating Fay Weldon is certainly an accomplished writer she s written some twenty successful books and is to be admired for her talents But the comparison to Downton Abbey is completely exaggerated and misguided for Downton fans W
London, 1899 The Earl of Dilbert finds himself in a huge financial pickle, and the only way out is to get his son Arthur married to a wealthy heiress ASAP There not being any available prospects on their side of the pond, they reel in Minnie O Brien, daughter of a wealthy Chicago meat packer Minnie s got a few skeletons in her closet, and her reputation is so badly damaged in America she s come to England to buy herself better prospects Oh, and Minnie s mother has a few skeletons of her own London, 1899 The Earl of Dilbert finds himself in a huge financial pickle, and the only way out is to get his son Arthur married to a wealthy heiress ASAP There not being any available prospects on their side of the pond, they reel in Minnie O Brien, daughter of a wealthy Chicago meat packer Minnie s got a few skeletons in her closet, and her reputation is so badly damaged in America she s come to England to buy herself better prospects Oh, and Minnie s mother has a few skeletons of her own it s a doozy , but then, so does Arthur he s keeping a mistress on the side and he d rather marry the mistress and not the heiress.Confused Don t worry, this one is so filled with fluff and air you ll breeze through it in no time L
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 t I hated this book, from beginning to end Story of an earl and his family fallen on hard times when they loose everythi
Ever since reading and watching the TV series The Forsyte Saga in my teens I ve had a passion for late Victorian Edwardian British stories I was very excited to receive a copy of Habits of the House set in 1899 The story revolves around the household of the Earl of Dilberne He himself is deeply in debt, from both business ventures gone badly and from trying to keep up with his friend, the spendthrift Price of Wales his wife, Isobel, daughter of a tradesman who brought money to the marr Ever since reading and watching the TV series The Forsyte Saga in my teens I ve had a passion for late Victorian Edwardian British stories I was very excited to receive a copy of Habits of the House set in 1899 The story revolves around the household of the Earl of Dilberne He himself is deeply in debt, from both business ventures gone badly and from trying to keep up with his friend, the spendthrift Price of Wales his wife, Isobel, daughter of a tradesman who brought money to the marriage, spends on clothing and dinners His daughter, Rosina, spends her time going to lectures of the leftist kind and despises the moneyed class while enjoying the advant
Is this trash Probably so I can t think of much redeeming value here It will most likely slip through my brain like water through a sieve, leaving not much behind But it was an incredibly enjoyable few hours of reading, and that says something Hurray for trash Judith Krantz and John Jakes and Jackie Collins visit Downton Abbey Habits of the House is injected with historical sex and scandal As a novel, Habits of the House is simply written, with short, punchy sentences The characters are Is this trash Probably so I can t think of much redeeming value here It will most likely slip through my brain like water through a sieve, leaving not much behind But it was an incredibly enjoyable few hours of reading, and that says something Hurray for trash Judith Krantz and John Jakes and Jackie Collins visit Downton Abbey Habits of the House is
I liked this tremendously I can understand the mixed reviews on this being on the coat tails of Downtown Abbey, but afterall Fay Weldon was one of the frontrunners to help write the pilot for Upstairs Downstairs Anyhow, I enjoyed the author s wit and th
A sticker attached to the dust jacket of this novel states If you liked Downton Abbey , you ll love this Well, not in my case, I fear I love the TV drama but Habits of the House is a very disappointing novel It is facile and undemanding and nothing like what I was expecting, given the reputation of its author, Fay Weldon, for writing intelligent fiction of a feminist nature Indeed, the wr
Book received from Goodreads Giveaways I have had this book for awhile now and I ve tried to read it several times I found the audiobook at my library and decided to give it a chance I think it is much better listened to than read I gave it two stars due to how many times I ve picked it up and had to put it down It is the first in a series but I don t believe I ll be reading listening to the rest I will admit the parts focusing on the servants of the house are muchinteresting than th Book received from Goodreads Giveaways I have had this book for awhile now and I ve tried to read it several times I found the audiobook at my library and decid
I received this book as part of the GoodReads FirstReads program and it was one that I was fairly giddy to have won As a fan of historical fiction generally and Upstairs Downstairs specifically I wasthan ready to enjoy this one.On the good side the book gives us a wonderfully open portrayal of the behavior of the landed class at the time No secret is too dark, no behavior too perverse to be placed on display We re introduced to some of the notable personages of the time and the scene I received this book as part of the GoodReads FirstReads program and it was one that I was fairly giddy to have won As a fan of historical fiction generally and Upstairs Downstairs specifically I wasthan ready to enjoy this one.On the good side the book gives us a wonderfully open portrayal of the behavior of the landed class at the time No secret is too dark, no behavior too perverse to be placed on display We re introduced to some of the notable personages of the time and the scene is littered with
This story claims to be for fans of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs but is hardly comparable It made me realize why I fell in love with Downton Abbey in the first place the well drawn characters that made me care for them Sadly, this book is lacking in appealing characters They are all cardboard stock characters that embody every single bad cliche of the late Victorian era They are all selfish and unappealing At first I liked Rosina, but she proved to be petty and just as fluff b

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  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • Habits of the House
  • Fay Weldon
  • English
  • 25 August 2018
  • 1250026636