Habits of the House - Fay Weldon I read this book because of the sticker on the cover recommending it to fans of Downton Abbey. It's set in the same era, about an earl and his family and has many similar characteristics but you really can't compare. Downton leaves you on the edge of your couch and balling your eyes out where as this book is rather predictable.

Habits of the House is also lacking in depth and comes across as flat writing but the story line is entertaining enough to get you to read the sequel just to find out what happens to Minnie and Arthur although it is a bit obvious.