I have such a fondness for Julian Fellowes - he knows his stuff. He writes about high society in England. I enjoy the drama of society. What he really gets so right is the interaction between people - husbands and wives, acquaintances, in-laws. His descriptions are so freaking spot on sometimes.
Snobs is about a regular girl who ends up marrying into the aristocracy. Her welcome is less than warm. It's set in the modern day. It's a pretty fun read - although I prefer his novel Past Imperfect a good bit more.
Fellowes is also know for writing Gosford Abbey and the screenplay for Downton Abbey. Best of all, he played Kilwillie on Monarch of the Glen - one of my favorite shows.
Snobs gets a 5/10.