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by Nancy Mitford
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
My first Nancy Mitford read was Love in a Cold Climate and while I could recognise the talent in the writing, and enjoy the humor, I failed to see anything significant or profound in the story. That means this, my only other Mitford book, languished on the TBR for years. I finally picked it up a c...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4x, winter-20152016, dec-2015-free-for-all, long-weekend, britain-england, lit-richer, amusing, published-1945 Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from November 28 to December 11, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018ft1mDescription: Fanny Logan tells the story of h...
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it 6 years ago
The ClearingThis is the tale of my nasty book-buying addiction. Since 1998 or so, for every five or six books that I bought, I'd read maybe one, leaving something around 80% of my library (over 1000 books) unread. Most of my library is still in boxes: we don't have enough room in our house to displa...
Dagny rated it 6 years ago
I have read the Mitford sisters biography by Cecilia Hagen several times and I am equally fascinated by their alternative story by the eldest of the sisters, Nancy. Next on my list is "Hons and Rebels" by second to youngest sister Jessica.
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
Nancy Mitford is as delightfully snarky as her sister Jessica, and this makes reading her novels like getting gossip from an old friend. That being said, I enjoy Mitford's biographies more than her novels. Mitford's novels are lightly fictionalized versions of her own family's biography, and it make...
The Ninja Reader
The Ninja Reader rated it 7 years ago
I think I'm starting to understand English humour. It's the whole "yes-life-is-quite-depressing-have-a-cup-of-tea-and-mock-it-with-me" kind of thing.I think I might actually like it.
notyourmonkey rated it 7 years ago
I'd only distantly heard of the Mitford clan - just enough to lackadaisically pick up a used copy of a double-packaged [b:The Pursuit of Love|835458|The Pursuit of Love|Nancy Mitford|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1178768641s/835458.jpg|821072] and [b:Love in a Cold Climate|372811|Love in a Cold Clima...
Peptastic is standing still
Peptastic is standing still rated it 8 years ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. I could easily see myself growing up in the Aconeligh family and being bullied by the other kids.We'd all fit right in with them.My own family loves our pets as deeply as poor Linda and her attempted suicide over her beloved lab.I think Nancy Mitford wrote the most rea...
BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog
BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog rated it 9 years ago
Please see my article at: http://www.suite101.com/content/nancy-mitfords-most-famous-novels-a381486
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 18 years ago
I believe this was based on Mitford's actual family, which made it more depressing to me. I felt sad watching the young girls' dreams slip away from them. But the prose is quite clever.
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