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Social Climbers by Evita de Gor is a hilarious tale of a family desperately seeking prestige and status among the worlds elite. Abraham Gold, a humble Polish migr, comes to Australia penniless. By dint of hard work, common sense and uncanny business acumen, within a few years he becomes an extremely wealthy property developer. Still, he continues to live frugally, quite content to see his constantly accumulating wealth. When he accidentally overhears a conversation about a possibility of buying an aristocratic title, he senses an opportunity to change his priorities and transform his life. After getting the necessary legal advice, he institutes a series of changes in his household. In comes the highly-recommended English butler, his residence is stylishly redecorated, and a brand new Rolls with a chauffer is ready to take Abraham and his family on a brand new adventure. As the story unfolds, the Golds experience a series of baffling setbacks and epiphanies. Their daughter, Rosie, is subjected to compulsory charm school, foreign language tutoring, European tours, and baffling beauty treatments. Various suitorsimpostors and real aristocratscompete for Ms. Golds plump hand. In the meantime, Abraham Gold has an affair with a young and voluptuous woman, who later turns out to be his sons fiance. Not to be outdone, Abrahams wife, Tania, surgically restores her youthful looks in order to better compete for her husbands fading charms. When Rosie eventually meets a man of her heart, it turns out that he is only a poor musician and a feverish search for a suitable beau must urgently resume. At long last, when Rosies wedding to an impoverished and thirty-something French comte is announced on the front pages of tabloids, it seems that the Golds have finally reached the pinnacle of high society. In a final plot twist, the wedding does take place in Venice, albeit with some unexpected changes in the cast of revelers. Throughout this heartwarming tale, the author deftly sketches all characters and cleverly resolves the stories of Abraham and Tania, Rosie and her real love, and various other members of the colourful Gold household.