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The Pursuit of Love
With Love in a Cold Climate and The Blessing
By (author): Nancy Mitford

ISBN:

9780241514993

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
May 04, 2021
$22.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.79in x 5.04 x 0.91 in | 0.78 lb

Page Count:

512 pages
Penguin UK
Penguin Classic
FICTION / Classics
Love in a Cold Climate is the sequel to Nancy Mitford’s bestselling novel The Pursuit of Love.

’How lovely - green velvet and silver. I call that a dream, so soft and delicious, too.’ She rubbed a fold of the skirt against her cheek. ’Mine’s silver lame, it smells like a bird cage when it gets hot but I do love it. Aren’t you thankful evening skirts are long again?’

Ah, the dresses! But oh, the monotony of the Season, with its endless run of glittering balls. Even fabulously fashionable Polly Hampton - with her startling good looks and excellent social connections - is beginning to wilt under the glare.

Groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, fearsome Lady Montdore, Polly instead scandalises society by declaring her love for her uncle ’Boy’ Dougdale, the Lecherous Lecturer, and promptly eloping to France. But the consequences of this union no one could quite expect…

Love in a Cold Climate is the wickedly funny follow-up to The Pursuit of Love.

’Entirely original, inimitable and irresistible’ Philip Hensher, Spectator

Nancy Mitford was the eldest of the infamous Mitford sisters, known for her membership in ’The Bright Young Things’ clique of the 1920s and an intimate of Evelyn Waugh; she produced witty, satirical novels with a cast of characters taken directly from the aristocratic social scene of which she was a part. Her novels, Wigs on the Green, The Pursuit of Love, The Blessing and Don’t Tell Alfred, are available in single paperback editions from Penguin or as part of The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford which also includes Highland Fling, Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie. This edition of Love in a Cold Climate is introduced by actor, director and writer Alan Cumming.

Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was born in London, the eldest child of the second Baron Redesdale. She had written four novels, including Wigs on the Green (1935), before the success of The Pursuit of Love in 1945, which she followed with Love in a Cold Climate (1949), The Blessing (1951) and Don’t Tell Alfred (1960). She also wrote four works of biography. Nancy Mitford was awarded the CBE in 1972.

Utter, utter bliss—Daily Mail

A dazzling comic delight.—Fiona Wilson, The Times, Saturday Review

The story’s genius lies in its wicked humour, which remains relentlessly uplifting even as the Blitz begin to smash all the hopes of that pre-war arcadia—Olivia Laing, The Guardian

too spiky and intelligent, I think, to qualify as an altogether cosy read […] beneath the brittle surface of Mitford’s wit there is something infinitely more melancholy at work - something that is apt to snag you and pull you into its dark undertow when you are least expecting it—Zoë Heller, The Telegraph

Nancy Mitford taught the wonderful truth that laughter can see you through the darkest hours of your life—Daily Mail

The Millennial faint-hearted will be appalled by Mitford’s depiction of class and gender. But Mitford’s triumph is that, as the Radletts live and laugh and cry, we [cry] with themJulie Parsons, The Irish Times

In her novels Nancy mastered her life, making everyone who was different or difficult into figures of mirth, moving only among the aristocracy, and infusing the world with a spirit of lazy, delightful romanceNatasha Walter, The Independent

Utter, utter bliss—Daily Mail

A dazzling comic delight.

Fiona Wilson, The Times, Saturday Review

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