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Description - Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford - The Biography by Laura Thompson

A biography of the most brilliant of the Mitford sisters, who dazzled and scandalised interwar high society with their wit and sometimes controversial lifestyles.

'The book is a gem: fresh, intelligent and assured' Sunday Times

Nancy Mitford was, in the words of her sister Lady Diana Mosley, 'very, very complex'. Her biographies and novels, her journalism, and the vast body of letters to her family, friends such as Evelyn Waugh, and to the great love of her life, Gaston Palewski, all tell an intriguing story. Drawing from these, as well as conversations with Mitford's two surviving sisters and colleagues, prize-winning author Laura Thompson has fashioned a portrait of a contradictory and courageous woman.

Thompson approaches her subject with wit, perspicacity and affection, while eschewing cliches about the eccentricities of the Mitford clan. Life in a Cold Climate is full of the sound of Mitfordian laughter; but tells also the often paradoxical and complex story beneath the smiling and ever elegant facade.

'A brilliant study, original, perceptive, passionate' Selina Hastings

'Well-nigh perfect' Diana Mosley, Literary Review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781789542660
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Apollo
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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