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Love in a Cold Climate
  • ISBN: 9780241974698
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Introduction: Alan Cumming

Love in a Cold Climate

Nancy Mitford
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Love in a Cold Climate is the wickedly funny sequel to Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love.

Ah, the dresses! But oh, the monotony of the Season, with its endless run of glittering balls. Even fabulously fashionable Polly Hampton – with her startling good looks and excellent social connections – is beginning to wilt under the glare. Groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, fearsome Lady Montdore, Polly instead scandalises society by declaring her love for her uncle ‘Boy’ Dougdale, the Lecherous Lecturer, and promptly eloping to France. But the consequences of this union no one could quite expect . . .

‘Entirely original, inimitable and irresistible.’ Philip Hensher, Spectator



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