Week 7/52: The Pursuit of Love & Love in A Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

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Oh my goodness, why do I love chatty upper-class British society novels SO MUCH? I just kind of gulped down The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate. Nancy Mitford was the eldest of the famous Mitford sisters and her novels, especially The Pursuit of Love, are extremely autobiographical. And extremely funny:

"Lord Fort William was thirty-nine, but he certainly looked much more. His hair seemed to be slipping off backwards, like an eiderdown in the night…"

"My dear lady Kroesig, I have only read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another."

At the same time I was reading these novels, Telfer and I watched a good chunk of the recent BBC miniseries that was on PBS – Downton Abbey. Oh I love the upstairs/downstairs view of the English country home and all the drama! We have two episodes left and it's basically all I can think about. WHO will Lady Mary choose? And yes, I think Sybil will definitely be the most interesting sister…Sigh. So wonderful.

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