Love in a Cold Climate
One of Nancy Mitford’s most beloved novels, Love in a Cold Climate is a sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars.Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady... show more
One of Nancy Mitford’s most beloved novels, Love in a Cold Climate is a sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars.Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady Montdore. But Polly, with her stunning good looks and impeccable connections, is bored by the monotony of her glittering debut season in London. Having just come from India, where her father served as Viceroy, she claims to have hoped that society in a colder climate would be less obsessed with love affairs. The apparently aloof and indifferent Polly has a long-held secret, however, one that leads to the shattering of her mother’s dreams and her own disinheritance. When an elderly duke begins pursuing the disgraced Polly and a callow potential heir curries favor with her parents, nothing goes as expected, but in the end all find happiness in their own unconventional ways.
Publish date: August 10th 2010
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Radlett & Montdore (#2)
In pains me to admit this, but perhaps I don't really get satire. I mean, I get what satire is, I can recognise it when I see it, but I don't know...I think I'm missing some small point that would allow me to revel in it. I'm a bit flummoxed on how to review Love in a Cold Climate. I really enjo...
The sequel to The Pursuit of Love. Fanny, is the daughter of the famous "Bolter", and so no stranger to scandal. She is is married to a practically non-existant husband, and narrates the story of her friend Polly -- a great beauty and social success -- refuses all suitors until finally choosing...
After thoroughly devouring its predecessor, [b:The Pursuit of Love|835458|The Pursuit of Love|Nancy Mitford|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1178768641s/835458.jpg|821072], I dove straight into this one without even looking at the back. Which turns out was a good thing, as the back of book descriptions ...
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a fluff, a something of nothing, that is so very dated and non-funny.