Wigs On The Green

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Eugenia Malmain is an ardent supporter of General Jack and the Union Jackshirts, one of the richest girls in England; Noel and Jasper are both in search of an heiress; Poppy and Marjorie are nursing lovelorn hearts; and the beautiful bourgeois Mrs Lace is on the prowl for someone to lighten the boredom of her life.

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Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford is a hilarious satire of the upper classes.

Eugenia Malmains is one of the richest girls in England and an ardent supporter of Captain Jack and the Union Jackshirts; Noel and Jasper are both in search of an heiress (so much easier than trying to work for the money); Poppy and Marjorie are nursing lovelorn hearts; and the beautiful bourgeois Mrs Lace is on the prowl for someone near Eugenia’s fabulous country home at Chalford, and much farce ensues.

One of Nancy Mitford’s earliest novels, Wigs on the Green has been out of print for nearly seventy-five years. Nancy’s sisters Unity and Diana were furious with her for making fun of Diana’s husband, Oswald Moseley, and his politics, and the book caused a rift between them all that endured for years. Nancy Mitford skewers her family and their beliefs with her customary jewelled barbs, but there is froth, comedy and heart here too.

‘Deliciously funny’ Evelyn Waugh

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Weight 0.127 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

169

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K