Week 7/52: The Pursuit of Love & Love in A Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford


Oh my goodness, why do I love chatty upper-class British society novels SO MUCH? I just kind of gulped down The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate. Nancy Mitford was the eldest of the famous Mitford sisters and her novels, especially The Pursuit of Love, are extremely autobiographical. And extremely funny:

"Lord Fort William was thirty-nine, but he certainly looked much more. His hair seemed to be slipping off backwards, like an eiderdown in the night…"

"My dear lady Kroesig, I have only read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another."

At the same time I was reading these novels, Telfer and I watched a good chunk of the recent BBC miniseries that was on PBS – Downton Abbey. Oh I love the upstairs/downstairs view of the English country home and all the drama! We have two episodes left and it's basically all I can think about. WHO will Lady Mary choose? And yes, I think Sybil will definitely be the most interesting sister…Sigh. So wonderful.

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

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