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I've been sick for a week now (insert appropriately self-pitying raspberry) and this has been a great couch companion. How had I not read the Mitfords before? The best word to describe the three novels collected here is sly. I love Fanny & Linda & Uncle Matthew and especially Davey. I learned that the "cold climate" is actually, gasp, a metaphor, although descriptions of the literal drafts and lack of heating in '40s English houses made me clutch my hot water bottle close. The third nove...more
Nancy Mitford, CBE (28 November 1904, London – 30 June 1973, Versailles), styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Peter Rodd thereafter, was an English novelist and biographer, one of the Bright Young People on the London social scene in the inter-war years. She was born at 1 Graham Street (now Graham Place) in Belgravia, London, the eldest daughter of Lord Redesdale and...moreMore about Nancy Mitford...