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Mona of the Manor – Armistead Maupin


The tenth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.

When Mona Ramsey married Lord Teddy Roughton to secure his visa – allowing him to remain in San Francisco to fulfil his wildest dreams – she never imagined she would, by age 48, be the sole owner of Easley House, a romantic country manor in the UK. Now, with her adopted son, Wilfred, Mona has opened Easley’s doors to paying guests to keep her inherited English manor afloat.

As they welcome a married American couple to Easley, Mona and Wilfred discover their new guests’ terrible secret. Instead of focussing on the imminent arrival of old friend Michael Tolliver and matriarch Anna Madrigal, Mona will need to use her considerable charm, willpower and wiles to set things right before Easley’s historic Midsummer ceremony.

For almost four decades Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series has blazed its own trail through popular culture – from ground-breaking newspaper serials turned into ten classic novels, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane dazzle in these sparkling, indelibly comedic portraits of an era that changed forever the way we live.

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