Araminta's Wedding: A Country House Extravaganza (A Mandarin paperback)

Araminta's Wedding: A Country House Extravaganza (A Mandarin paperback)

Posted by jack_miller | Published 6 months ago

With 25 ratings

By: Jilly Cooper and Sue Macartney-Snape

Purchased At: $20.47 (3 used & new offers)

A Country House Extravaganza Story by Jilly Cooper. Pictures by Sue Macartney-Snape.

Rufus, fifth Earl of Atherstone, has no son and gloomily contemplates his vast Lincolnshire estate passing into the hands of his plain but good-natured daughter, Araminta, and her grasping cousin, Piggy Atherstone, who is determined to marry her. A serious rival for Araminta's hand, however, materialises in Bounder Cartwright, a debonair money-market gambler, whose sexual conquests are as prolific as his investments are suddenly catastrophic. By Ascot he has won the day and the wedding is fixed for September.

Then, at the last minute, the events of the previous Boxing Night catch up with the Atherstones in a surprising way. Will the wedding take place or not?

The combination of Jilly Cooper's irreverent tale of country house life with the colourful and perceptive paintings of Sue Macartney-Snape which inspired it, presents a wickedly funny portrait of the English upper classes at play. Araminta's Wedding is irresistible fireside reading for even the coldest of stately homes.

I liked it okay but my Kindle wasn't the best venue for the pictures, which were too vague to get a good look

- Anonymous

I am a huge, huge fan of Jilly Cooper and while this book is better than some others on the market by other authors it was super disappointing as a Jilly Cooper read.

- Anonymous

This was a good short story about English country life and high society - easy lighthearted reading - another one of Jilly Cooper's good reads !

- Anonymous

I used to love Jilly Cooper's books so when I saw this for the kindle I rushed to buy it. However, either I remember her writing with rosé tinted specs or this is a bad one.

Every other sentence is an 'amusing' play on words, it got tiresome after the first couple of pages. I actually could not read this, I just couldn't continue to plough through lame nickname after lame nickname and gave up after a few pages.

I almost feel guilty for disliking this book so much

- Anonymous

Jilly Cooper has always been a frivolous writer, but this takes it to the extreme. The original stories about young girls she wrote at least were easy page turners, and the Bonk Busters even more so - light and easy reads that managed to get you sucked into their worlds, goodies, baddies, fun lovers and total S***s. But this pastiche of a story just makes you dislike every character as pointless upper class wastes of space. You don't feel empathy for a sole, only pity for their stupidity and outdated take on life. It seems this is just a vehicle for some over-used Sue Macartney- Snape drawings. Could do better. Much better.

- Anonymous

Awful book. Has to be Jilly Cooper's worse. The book seller was very good . Book arrived on time and was as described.

- Anonymous

What a load of rubbish and a complete waste of money, normally love jilly Cooper books, but this was the worst book I've ever read

- Anonymous

Amusi ng story great illustrations

- Anonymous

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