Nancy Mitford

The Pursuit of Love
  • The Pursuit of Love

  • One of the funniest, sharpest novels about love and growing up ever written, Nancy Mitford's classic is now major BBC and Prime Video series directed by Emily Mortimer and starring Lily James, Andrew Scott and Dominic West

    'He was the great love of her life you know.'
    'Oh, dulling,' said my mother, sadly, 'One always thinks that. Every, every time.'

    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 . . .

    NANCY MITFORD'S WICKEDLY FUNNY SERIES CONTINUES IN LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE AND DON'T TELL ALFRED.

    *****

    'Utter, utter bliss' Daily Mail

    'A pleasure as intense as inheriting a perfect pearl necklace, or finding a silk dress in a vintage shop that fits like a glove' Caitlin Moran, Harper's Bazaar

    'Peerless' Zoe 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.

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