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CLASS IS DEAD! Or so everyone claims. Who better to refute this than Jilly Cooper! Describing herself as 'upper middle class', Jilly claims that snobbery is very much alive and thriving! Meet her hilarious characters! People like Harry Stow-Crat, Mr and Mrs Nouveau-Richards, Samantha and Gideon Upward, and Jen Teale and her husband Brian. Roar with laughter at her horribly unfair observations on their everyday pretensions - their sexual courtships, choice of furnishings, clothes, education, food, careers and ambitions... For they will all remind you of people that you know!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 28mm | 181.44g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w line drawings
  • 0552146625
  • 9780552146623
  • 72,229

About Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper is a well known journalist, writer and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling novels, including Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata, Score!, Pandora and Wicked!. She and her husband live in Gloucestershire. Jilly Cooper was appointed OBE in the 2004 Queen's birthday honours more

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"Witheringly funny, illuminated by astonishing brilliance" * Observer * "Enormously readable and very funny" * Cosmopolitan * "Highly entertaining, acerbic and wickedly observant... certain to become as much part of the verbal shorthand as was Nancy Mitford's U and Non-U, a generation ago" * The Economist *show more

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"Enormously readable and very funny"show more

Back cover copy

The English have been and always will be obsessed by class, even though they may not realise it. And Jilly Cooper has put an accurate, acerbic, and wickedly funny finger on the idiosyncracies of the English at home, whether it be in their castles, their nice villas in Weybridge, or in their high rise council flats. In Class we study the peculiar habits and mores of all classes - at play, at school, at work, during courtship and marriage rituals, even the way they dress, eat, and conduct their sex lives. Here we have Harry and Caroline Stow-Crat who love their dogs more than each other, Gideon and Samanatha Upward who drink too much and are always in respectable middle-class debt, and here, too, are the wonderful Nouveau Richards, whose luxury homes are in execrable taste but blissfully comfortable with chandeliers in the more

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351 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 28% (98)
4 28% (98)
3 31% (108)
2 10% (35)
1 3% (12)
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