I quite enjoyed reading a book I got for my birthday. Reminiscent of Downwton Abbey Habits of the House by Fay Weldon was the first in the Love & Inheritance Trilogy. It's the first book by Fay Weldon that I have read.
If I am lucky (and some family members read this post) I might score books 2 and 3 at some later date.
You can see how I rated this work on my Librarything account.