Tuesday, March 15, 2005

"Desirable Residences" by E. F. Benson

Residents of a quiet seaside town rent one another's houses in an attempt to save money. Read by Scoot.

If you've ever visited Rye in southern England, you would recognize the model for Tilling, the home of Benson's two greatest battling heroines, Elizabeth Mapp and "Queen" Lucia. The books he wrote about them are still wildly popular, but this story, featuring Miss Mapp, wasn't published (in book form) until 1991.

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