The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford PDF/EPUB


The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford, with an introduction by India Knight In print together for the first time in many years, and here in one volume, are all eight of Nancy Mitford s sparklingly astute, hilarious and completely unputdownable novels, with a new introduction by India Knight Published over a period ofyears, they provide a wonderful glimpse of the bright young things of the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties in the city and in the shires firmly ensconced at home or making a go of it abroad and what the upper classes really got up to in peace and in war Entirely original, inimitable and irresistible Spectator Deliciously funny Evelyn Waugh Utter, utter bliss Daily Mail Nancy Mitford was born in London, the eldest child of the second Baron Redesdale Her childhood in a large remote country house with her five sisters and one brother is recounted in the early chapters of The Pursuit of Love, which according to the author, is largely autobiographical Apart from being taught to ride and speak French, Nancy Mitford always claimed she never received a proper education She started writing before her marriage inin order to relieve the boredom of the intervals between the recreations established by the social conventions of her world and had written four novels, including Wigs on the Green, before the success of The Pursuit of Love inAfter the war she moved to Paris where she lived for the rest of her life She followed The Pursuit of Love with Love in a Cold Climate, The Blessingand Don t Tell AlfredShe also wrote four works of biography Madame de Pompadour, first published to great acclaim in , Voltaire in Love, The Sun King and Frederick the Great As well as being a novelist and a biographer she also translated Madame de Lafayette s classic novel, La Princesse de Cl ves, into English, and edited Noblesse Oblige, a collection of essays concerned with the behaviour of the English aristocracy and the idea of U and non U Nancy Mitford was awarded the CBE in



10 thoughts on “The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford

  1. Susan Susan says:

    Nancy Mitford wrote eight novels in all often split into her pre war and post war novels This collection contains them all Highland Fling 1931 , Christmas Pudding 1932 , Wigs On the Green 1935 , Pigeon Pie 1940 , The Pursuit of Love 1945 , Love in a Cold Clima


  2. Masanobu Masanobu says:

    Highland Fling 1931 Read from 20 07 2012 to 27 07 2012 3 starsRead from 23 11 2019 to 14 12 2019 2 starsAs the name implies, this is a romantic comedy of sorts Sally and Walter Monteath, poor rich people, go to Sally s aunt s castle instead of to Italy to serve as


  3. Carole Frank Carole Frank says:

    It took me a long time for me to read this because of personal circumstances There are eight novels within this one book, pre war and post war I am not sure if the first four have relevance today the humour seems outdated and the romance silly However, Nancy Mitford s


  4. Apina_lukee_kirjoja Apina_lukee_kirjoja says:

    Well This was interesting Jane Austen meets P.G.Wodehouse Due to Ms Mitford writing on both sides of WWII there were some very unfortunate jokes about fascism, which don t quite carry well to the post war world Some of the cheer in her writing took time to recover too, an


  5. Deb Grove Deb Grove says:

    I have read some of these novels before The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate They are based on a real life British family I also watched the PBS mini series many years ago It is easy to feel like you are a part of this family and that is why I read them again There


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