Miss Isabella looked at Barbara with contempt - fancy standing up for Miss King! But of course nobody in Silverstream cared what Barbara Buncle thought, the woman was nothing but an idiot. She wondered idly what Barbara Buncle was thinking about now, sitting there with that silly vacant smile upon her face. She would have been surprised if she could have read the thoughts that prompted the silly smile.
Ok, I'm hooked. This is delightful and had me grinning since page 1, but the description of the tennis club just now and Vivian's chasing the vicar for company really cracked me up.