Love in a Cold Climate

Love in a Cold Climate

by Nancy Mitford
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Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780307741356
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/10/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 239,547
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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.

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Love in a Cold Climate 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a sequel to The Pursuit of Love although the events in both books take place simultaneously. If Linda was a bit too hot in her pursuit of love, Polly (the main focus of this book) is on the cold side (and thus the title of the book). The latter part of the book introduces a wonderfully amusing character, Cedric. Both books are a playful, gentle satire of the English aristocracy pre-World War II. I preferred this book slightly in that it covered a shorter time period allowing Mitford to develop her characters more fully. The only fault I found with the book is that it ends very abruptly.
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