Queen Lucia

Version: Unabridged
Author: E. F. Benson
Narrator: Geraldine McEwan
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Isis Audio Books
Published In: July 2002
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 8 minutes
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Mrs. Emmeline Lucas of Riseholm is a relentless social climber who rules her small English village with a calculating mind and an iron fist. She is attended at every turn by Peppino, who writes bad poetry, and her best friend, Georgie, with whom she plays Mozart duets and pretends to speak Italian. Lucia's position is shaken by a newcomer to Riseholm who absorbs Georgie into her own orbit, and reveals Lucia's shallowness, vindictiveness, and ignorance of music and culture. The other residents of Riseholm cringe at Lucia's many plots and indiscretions, yet cheer when she is able to re-establish her position at the top of the social order. A delicious, witty read.

Author Details

Author Details

Benson, E. F.

About the Author:
E.F. Benson was an extremely prolific and popular novelist, whose works include Dodo and Queen Lucia, as well as various volumes of reminiscences.
About the Editor:
Jack Adrian is the author of several thrillers, and war and science fiction novels. He is an authority on twentieth-century popular and genre fiction and has compiled a number of anthologies and single-author collections, including a previous Benson anthology, Desirable Residences.