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"Weldon remains at the top of her game with [Long Live the King]....Fans of Downton Abbey will relish this rich and witty comedy of manners." —Star Tribune
"Teeming with tasty tidbits about royals great and small, Weldon’s second installment in her Dilberne Court trilogy gives devoted Anglophiles a whirlwind tour upstairs, downstairs, and all around the castle." —Booklist on Long Live the King
"Before there was DOWNTON ABBEY, there was UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS and, having written the first episode of that iconic television series, it is only fitting that Weldon now returns to the scene of the crime to further explore the disparate worlds of “them that has and those what serve ’em.”... Always a ripe target for mockery and disdain, the British aristocracy comes in for a thorough drubbing in Weldon’s snarky send-up" - Booklist
"My favorite part of the original series is the first episode because it was written by a great English novelist, Fay Weldon. Everybody was introduced so cleverly . . . so beautifully established." —Jean Marsh, co-creator of Upstairs, Downstairs
"There is simply no touching Weldon as a writer." —The Observer (UK)
"Fay Weldon has always examined the scary parts of what lies beneath the silk cushions and behind the closed gates." —The Chronicle of Higher Education
"I was a girl from Downstairs. When I was 16, my bedroom was in the basement of a posh house in London, where my mother was the housekeeper. . . . Odd, this class business. Here's Upstairs Downstairs back again, Downton Abbey so popular." —Fay Weldon
The plot seemed a bit convoluted and it ended rather too quickly for my taste.
The new characters introduced are not particularly fleshed out - I'm not sure even author Weldon finds them interesting - as events just sort of "happen" to them.
Excellent - read the two that have been released and anxiously waiting the third release.
This isn't the best book I have ever read, or the best trilogy, but I did finish it, and wanted to read the next one in this trilogy just because I want to see what happens to the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diane
Great book. A real page-turner. I want to find out more about this family and how they think. They seem very real to me.Published 1 month ago by Marilyn Froggatt
Dawton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs fans will find new "across the pond " friends in this turn of the century trilogy. Long Live the King is second in the series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by lisa lawson
The Edwardian novel captured the feeling of change and excitement of the new era marvelously! Read more
Take a journey to the start of the twentieth century and into the year 1901. The series continues to fall the Dilberne family. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lily - Lily Pond Reads Blog
This reads very much like the series on PBS. I love to read and watch British episodes and this series does not disappoint.Published 8 months ago by Katecory
I consider this to be the weakest link in the Habits of the House Trilogy. The plot involving seances is silly and dull.Published 8 months ago by violet elizabeth grayson
Another historical novel - with a little about of historical background and family/ generational development. The characters just were not very interesting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Toodles