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Critical Praise

"An hilariously snobbish novel about hilariously snobbish people involved in a society scandal...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

"Sparklingly rompish...As long as this world does still exist, Fellowes is a delectable guide to its absurdities."

——Sunday Times (London)

"All this would be satire if it weren't so much like a diary....Fellowes, a more genial Evelyn Waugh, seems to hide a notebook in his dinner jacket."

——People (four stars)

"Fellowes has a high time skewering the foibles of the landed British gentry...But in fact, this easy humor detracts from his more serious achievement, which is to lay bare the machinations of a modern, mercenary marriage without turning his characters into monsters."

——Entertainment Weekly

"[A] guilty pleasure of a novel [that] seems authentic down to the wallpaper and the Wellingtons., entertaining, and unforgiving."

——Anna Quindlen

"Like a visit of an English country estate: breezy, beautiful,and charming."

——The New York Times Book Review