A Class Apart

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Black Swan, 2000 - Fiction - 315 pages
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Lucy Beresford knows her middle-class family thinks she's married beneath her when she gets together with Rob. He's gorgeous, he's thoughtful, he's clever—but he's undeniably working class. Gradually the differences between Rob and Lucy begin to loom large, as they argue over how the house should be decorated, how the children should be educated, and whether the evening meal should be called "dinner" or "tea." In this funny, contentious, and brilliantly observed novel, Diana Appleyard scratches the surface to reveal the petty snobberies that still exist in most of us.

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About the author (2000)

Diana Appleyard is a writer, broadcaster and freelance journalist for a number of national newspapers and magazines. She worked for the BBC as an Education Correspondent, before deciding to give up her full-time job to work from home, a decision which formed the basis for her first novel, Homing Instinct. She lives with her husband Ross and their two young daughters in an Oxfordshire farmhouse. Homing Instinct, A Class Apart, Out of Love and her most recent novel, Every Good Woman Deserves a Lover are all published by Black Swan.

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