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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 u
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Corgi (first published May 28th 1981)
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I giggled constantly through the whole thing... nodding my head the whole time, agreeing with Jilly's deliciously wicked insights. If you ever want to know about the English class system, this book is a must! OK... it might be a bit of a warped view and things may have changed a little since it was first written in 1979. But through hilarious characters like Harry Stow-Crat, Mr and Mrs Nouveau-Richards, Samantha and Gideon Upward, and Jen Teale and her husband Brian you get to see how British pe ...more
Shu cortesi
i have read and reread this book so many times, hilarious and educating.
Fun! Each of the classes is equally made fun of, which made for a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Nat Wolfenden woods
This book started my love of sociology... Pure heaven & funny too...
One of my all time favourites and comfort re-reads.
Julie Witt
This is a very funny book, still as relevant today as when it was written in 1981.
Terrie Lobina
Definitely to be read again. Great fun
Not only was I amused, but I think it did shed some light on the British novels of the 50s and 60s I occasionally read, as well as upon the early 90s television shows such as Keeping Up Appearances (which is obsessed with class & class-markers, all the humour is in that) I sometimes watch. It is not a serious book, nor a scholarly one, but then, I did not expect it to be.
As an American, I loved this discussion of British class. I did think she betrays herself a bit, though -- her depiction of the lower middle and upper middle classes were much more vicious than anything else she wrote. Funny, though.
very funny look at the British class system, probably somewhat out dated now.
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Stéttaskiptingin í Bretlandi gerð gegnsæ og JC svoooo fyndin.
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Jilly Cooper, OBE (born February 21, 1937) is an English author. She started her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non-fiction before writing several romance novels, the first of which appeared in 1975. She is most famous for writing the six blockbuster novels the Rutshire Chronicles.
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