Читала на амазоне отзывы на книжку Феллоуза "Снобы". Прелесть же что такое! Читатели оттоптались по-полной!
"The characters of this tiresome and badly-written book fall into two categories - one group is stupid and dull and the other is nasty and small-minded. Some of the stupid dull ones are also nasty. The book is about snobs and permeated with snobbery. Almost every sentence drips with it."
"Edith, the good-looking daughter of an upper middle class family, whose mother is dying to be accepted by the aristocracy (but of course never will be), falls in with Charles, the Earl of Broughton. He,as we are frequently told, embodies the best characters of the British peerage - he is dull, probably a bit retarded, and he doesn't know how to make love properly but he is steady and constant. He is a good man - boring and stupid but good. Mr. Fellowes eventually wants us to conclude that intelligence and creativity are overrated. Good old fashioned virtues, like being dull and stupid but honest and steady, beat intellectual and artistic types any day of the week."
Это я тут сижу во Франции и думаю, что с амазона заказать. ))