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Highland Fling - Nancy Mitford
Highland Fling
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In Highland Fling—Nancy Mitford’s first novel, published in 1931—a set of completely incompatible and hilariously eccentric characters collide in a Scottish castle, where bright young things play pranks on their stodgy elders until the frothy plot climaxes in ghost sightings and a dramatic fire.... show more
In Highland Fling—Nancy Mitford’s first novel, published in 1931—a set of completely incompatible and hilariously eccentric characters collide in a Scottish castle, where bright young things play pranks on their stodgy elders until the frothy plot climaxes in ghost sightings and a dramatic fire. Inspired in part by Mitford’s youthful infatuation with a Scottish aristocrat, her story follows young Jane Dacre to a shooting party at Dulloch Castle, where she tramps around a damp and chilly moor on a hunting expedition with formidable Lady Prague, xenophobic General Murgatroyd, one-eyed Admiral Wenceslaus, and an assortment of other ancient and gouty peers of the realm, while falling in love with Albert, a surrealist painter with a mischievous sense of humor. Lighthearted and sparkling with witty banter, Highland Fling was Mitford’s first foray into the delightful fictional world for which the author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate later became so celebrated.With an Introduction by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345806956 (0345806956)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
3.0 "Highland Fling" by Nancy Mitford
Highland Fling was Nancy Mitford's first novel. It was published in 1931. I have recently bought all ofNancy Mitford's novels, and intend to read all eight. It was interesting and informative for me, as someone who is working through each of Nancy Mitford's novels chronologically, to note that Jane ...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it
4.0 Highland Fling
Oh, Nancy. I long to be a character out of one of your books, even if it is one of your earlier efforts. Walter and Sally Monteath are madly in love but very poor (though, of course, Sally's engagement ring comes from Cartier and the couple celebrates their engagement with a champagne-fueled night a...
carey
carey rated it
3.0 Highland Fling (Capuchin Classics)
Echos and glimpses of the brilliant social satire that was to come in her latest book. But still enjoyable, humorous and a fun read.
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.0 Highland Fling
A witty, laugh-out-loud, happy book.
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