Thursday, June 12, 2014
Snobs by Julian Fellowes
Since I so enjoy Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey,” I’m enjoying reading his books written in a similar vein.
Snobs is the story of upper middle class social climbers. One is fortunate enough to catch the eye of an Earl and he asks her to marry him. She soon finds that marrying for social status and money is not enough.
I love the insiders view Fellowes brings to his books. He is not quite part of the snobby highest echelons, but he knows it so well. He brings great insight and understated wit into the rarified air of aristocracy. In the end, no one group is virtuous. Afterall, we are all human, no matter the size of our bank accounts.