Review: Cluny Brown

29335278Available now with a brand-new cover: Cluny Brown

**** 4/5 stars- loved it

Originally published in 1944, Cluny Brown is an unconventionally-attractive parlormaid who refuses to know her place.

Recommended readers:

  • Fans of British humor
  • fans of Bridget Jones
  • fans of a comedic play

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4/5 overall


If you could use a little cheering up, do yourself a favor and check out Margery Sharp, author of The Rescuers and The Nutmeg Tree. She is long-hailed for her wit and charm, wry humor, and eye for social change, and her latest re-release,  featuring a young who Londoner takes calls for her plumber uncle and tea at the Ritz just to see what it’s like, is no exception. Cluny Brown is apparently not exactly beautiful but impossible not to notice, attracting troubles and admirers left and right in spite of herself. Banished to the countryside by her uncle to “learn her place” as a housemaid, Cluny soon turns the village on its head and keeps you guessing in this comedy of manners of days gone by. Throw in the arrival of the eligible son who is to inherit, along with a handsome and learned Polish refugee and a beautiful socialite, and I challenge you not to enjoy not being able to quite figure out how it all ought to go, and being quite surprised when you do.  Quirky and fun!

Cluny Brown  is available now








See our review of The Nutmeg Tree

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