Life in a Cold Climate

Life in a Cold Climate : Nancy Mitford - A Portrait of a Contradictory Woman

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Approaching her subject with wit, perspicacity and huge affection, Laura Thompson, like Mitford, makes her serious points lightly. Eschewing cliches about the eccentricites of the Mitford clan (although nonetheless delving into the forces which politically polarised this family of "contagiously competitive" girls) Thompson analyses the contradictions and complexities at the heart of Nancy Mitford's life and work.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 816.46g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 2x8pp b/w
  • 0747245746
  • 9780747245742

About Laura Thompson

A writer and freelance journalist, Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maughan award for her first book, The Dogs (Chatto, 1994). After leaving Oxford, where she studied English, she wrote and performed in a highly acclaimed one-woman show about the life and work of Jean Rhys.show more

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