Buy Habits of the House (2012) – Fay Weldon
Weldon’s one of the creators of Upstairs, Downstairs and so let’s hop back on the Downton Abbey bandwagon. This book takes place at the turn of the century and it’s a standard issue drama of manners. Read it for my book club. It’s a quick enough read because it’s written very simply and the plot isn’t hard to follow. There’s really nothing interesting at all here. The characters are flat, the dilemmas are predictable and it’s apparently the first book in a trilogy; guess what I won’t be reading. Recommended against. 2 stars.
tl;dr – inoffensive only because it’s entirely average, this drama of turn of the century British manners is clichéd and lazy. 2 stars.