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Book Review

‘The New Countess’ by Fay Weldon

British author Fay Weldon may not have started the American craze for all things royal, but she has certainly been responsible for stoking it.

The daughter of a London housekeeper, Weldon first used her intimate knowledge of the underside of the English gentry when she penned the pilot of the hugely popular “Upstairs Downstairs” series in 1971, and she has built a career skewering the various strata of society.

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