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Love in a Cold Climate
Love in a Cold Climate | Nancy Mitford
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One of Nancy Mitfords most beloved novels, Love in a Cold Climate is a sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars.Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady Montdore. But Polly, with her stunning good looks and impeccable connections, is bored by the monotony of her glittering debut season in London. Having just come from India, where her father served as Viceroy, she claims to have hoped that society in a colder climate would be less obsessed with love affairs. The apparently aloof and indifferent Polly has a long-held secret, however, one that leads to the shattering of her mothers dreams and her own disinheritance. When an elderly duke begins pursuing the disgraced Polly and a callow potential heir curries favor with her parents, nothing goes as expected, but in the end all find happiness in their own unconventional ways.
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Brie
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A witty romantic comedy of aristocratic British life. Polly Hampton is bored of upper class society and the expectation of marriage thrust upon her by her overbearing mother, but a secret soon tears them apart as an elderly suitor pursues her. Meanwhile a flamboyant heir visits in preparation to take over the estate, but nothing works out quite as expected.

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AnneCecilie
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This feels like a companion novel to “The Pursuit of Love” since a lot of the events in this novel happens at the same time as TPoL. In TOoL Fanny, our storyteller, focuses on how her cousin Linda finds love and this focuses on her friend Polly‘s quest. Both focuses on how is never easy. LiaCC also shows the social life of a married woman.

I really like how Mitford looks at things, but I‘m glad I don‘t live 40s/50s.

Aimeesue ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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AnneCecilie
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Next up.

CarolynM ❤️ 8mo
Reviewsbylola Amazing book! I love Nancy. ♥️ 7mo
Aimeesue I love the Mitfords. ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Bullitt, the butler, always frightened me into a fit. He was rather like Frankenstein‘s monster and one had to follow his jerky footsteps as through some huge museum before arriving at the little green room.

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Oh, ick, I don't know if I can read this. Dougdale is an uncle of this group of teen girl cousins and is directly stated to sexually molest them. I was drawn to this book by promises of witty social commentary to 1920s high society, and now Wiki tells me Dougdale marries the protagonist cousin (not the narrating cousin).

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TheCuriousHousecat
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This book is hilarious, ridiculous and indeed intent. An old classic of course that I would definitely recommend. I‘d give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Here‘s an image I‘ve drawn with the book of CDs featured in it. Have a great Christmas 🎄🎄🎄

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Aimeesue
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The ebook's on sale today, and who doesn't need a Mitford novel with them at all times? No one!
#kindledeal

batsy I love this one 💜 1y
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This is our latest book club pick. It was ok. A bit boring in parts but did make me laugh in some others. I just didn‘t connect with the characters as much as I would have liked.

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Rissreads
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I joined my 2 local libraries today, and took out my new bookclub book. It felt good! I can‘t keep buying books like I am, it‘s not healthy!

MrsMalaprop 👍 My #currentread is a library book too. It‘s a rarity for me to borrow, but having Clem so into the library ATM means I‘m there often. Saw The Ruin on the return shelves the other week & just had to grab it! 1y
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop is The Ruin your bookclub pick? 1y
MrsMalaprop No, just one I‘ve had on my radar. Our book club pick this month is Less. 1y
Linsy Here here! I need to follow in your footsteps! 🤦‍♀️ 1y
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Was in Chicago for a mini vacation. Managed to find a bookstore and pick up a few books 😊

MrBook 😍 2y
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eclecticreading
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That‘s all there is to it then, eh? 😅 #currentlyreading

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Sarah83
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Not sure if the cold climate refers to England (as opposed to India or Sicily), or Polly's family or Fanny's broken parentage. A fairly interesting read, especially having read 'The Bolter' recently, but I wasn't smitten and more than once wondered why I should care about the characters. A rather rushed ending. Read for my library bookclub.

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Christy2318
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It's been a long week. My plans for the day.

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Tamarity
Love in a Cold Climate | Nancy Mitford
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For the climate change deniers...

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BooksForYears
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#SeasonsReadings2016 #InTheMoodForLove

These books are all feeling the love 💞

Reviewsbylola Love Nancy Mitford. 😍 3y
courtney Geek Love is everything! 3y
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... we started off in Spain, and you'll never believe this but they are two hours late for every meal - two hours.... So of course, by then, you've stopped feeling hungry and only feel sick, then when food comes it is all cooked in rancid oil... It's on everybody's hair too, and to make it more appetising there are pictures all round you of some dear old bull being tortured to death. They think literally of nothing all day but bulls and the Virgin

MandaChittles I'm currently living in Madrid so found this quote to be hilarious!! 3y
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MandaChittles
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I am a huge fan of Australia's ABC Book Club: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firsttuesday/

I've also been enjoying podcasts - especially Books on the Nightstand: http://booksonthenightstand.com/
What Should I Read Next: http://modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next/ and a couple of podcasts from Book Riot.
Can anyone recommend any other Book Review television shows or podcasts?

ReadingEnvy I'm not sure it's quite what you're looking for because it isn't all new books, but my podcast Reading Envy is readers talking about books they've read recently, with a very occasional author or book club interview. It posts every two weeks. Sorry for the self promotion. 😜 3y
MandaChittles Thanks! I'll check it out! 3y
Amandajoy I like the Reading Women. They mostly talk about books by/about women. And you can find them on litsy! @thereadingwomen 3y
mischa If you are a romance fan, I suggest Smart Podcast Trashy Books and Bookthingo (Bookthingo is Australian). You can also try Drunk Booksellers, The Eclectic Readers Bookclub, The Sword and Laser, Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, and Bookrageous. What can I say, I listen to a LOT of podcasts about books. 😃👍🏻 3y
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MandaChittles
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I'm going to start this on the weekend - on the sunny Algarve coast of southern Portugal :) Mitford's novel comes highly recommended by the ABC's Book Club: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firsttuesday/s4503339.htm

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Avidreader25
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Today's bookstore finds.

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