Muriel Pulls It Off
An Unofficial Guide to Country House MannerseBook - 2013
Set about twenty years ago, Johnston's latest novel is a comic romp about a mid-fifty year old woman who, having been rather lost in her London life, suddenly, out of the blue, inherits a marvellous Elizabethan manor house in Lincolnshire from a lunatic old man to whom she is vaguely related. Muriel goes to live there but is constantly dogged by her London friends: feckless son and daughter-in-law, old drunk lover, a pretender to the inheritance and Princess Matilda - youngest and invented daughter of George VI and the Queen Mother - who insists on visiting and bringing 'Mummy' and other.
Publisher: New York : Arcadia Books, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (274 pages)