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The Pursuit of Love
By (author): Nancy Mitford

ISBN:

9780241991848

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Jul 29, 2021
$19.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.7in x 5.1 x 0.57 in | 0.38 lb

Page Count:

224 pages
Penguin UK
FICTION / Humorous / General
Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love is one of the funniest, sharpest novels about love and growing up ever written. ’Obsessed with sex!’ said Jassy, ’there’s nobody so obsessed as you, Linda. Why if I so much as look at a picture you say I’m a pygmalionist.’ In the end we got more information out of a book called Ducks and Duck Breeding. ’Ducks can only copulate,’ said Linda, after studying this for a while, ’in running water. Good luck to them.’ Oh, the tedium of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny are on the lookout for the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right is much harder than any of the sisters had thought. Linda must suffer marriage first to a stuffy Tory MP and then to a handsome and humourless communist, before finding real love in war-torn Paris… ’Utter, utter bliss’ Daily Mail 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, Love in a Cold Climate, 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 The Pursuit of Love is introduced by novelist Zoë Heller.

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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