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

Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford The Biography

byLaura Thompson

Kobo ebook | January 29, 2015

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Nancy Mitford was, in the words of her sister Lady Diana Mosley, 'very, very complex'. Her highly autobiographical early work, the biographies and novels of her more mature French period, 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, acquaintances and colleagues, prize-winning author Laura Thompson has fashioned a portrait of a contradictory and courageous woman.

Approaching her subject with wit, perspicacity and huge affection, Thompson makes her serious points lightly, eschewing clichés 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 façade.

Title:Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford The BiographyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:HEAD OF ZEUSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784082635

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good bio The author of this biography has written a number of novels, and she seems to be dead set on drawing parallels between the fictional characters she created, and Nancy which makes for an annoying read. Selina Hasting biography of Nancy Mitford is much more interesting.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good bio The author of this biography has written a number of novels, and she seems to be dead set on drawing parallels between the fictional characters she created, and Nancy which makes for an annoying read. Selina Hasting biography of Nancy Mitford is much more interesting.
Date published: 2018-06-28