The Pursuit of Love

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‘Obsessed with sex!’ said Jassy, ‘there’s nobody so obsessed as you, Linda. Why if I so much as look at a picture you say I’m a pygmalionist’. In the end we got more information out of a book called ‘Ducks and Duck Breeding’. ‘Ducks can only copulate’, said Linda, after studying this for a while, ‘in running water. Good luck to them’. Oh, the tedium of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny are on the lookout for the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right is much harder than any of the sisters had thought. Linda must suffer marriage first to a stuffy Tory MP and then to a handsome and humourless communist, before finding real love in war-torn Paris.

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One of the funniest, sharpest novels about love and growing up ever written, Nancy Mitford’s classic is now a major BBC and Prime Video series directed by Emily Mortimer and starring Lily James, Andrew Scott and Dominic West

‘He was the great love of her life you know.’
‘Oh, dulling,’ said my mother, sadly, ‘One always thinks that. Every, every time.’

Oh, the tedium of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny are on the lookout for the perfect lover.

But finding Mr Right is much harder than any of the sisters had thought. Linda must suffer marriage first to a stuffy Tory MP and then to a handsome and humourless communist, before finding real love in war-torn Paris . . .

NANCY MITFORD’S WICKEDLY FUNNY SERIES CONTINUES IN LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE AND DON’T TELL ALFRED.

*****

‘Utter, utter bliss’ Daily Mail

‘A pleasure as intense as inheriting a perfect pearl necklace, or finding a silk dress in a vintage shop that fits like a glove’ Caitlin Moran, Harper’s Bazaar

‘Peerless’ Zoe Heller

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Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K