Love in a Cold Climate is the wickedly funny sequel to Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love which is now a major BBC series and Prime Video series directed by Emily Mortimer starring Lily James, Andrew Scott and Dominic West
‘How lovely – green velvet and silver. I call that a dream, so soft and delicious, too.’ She rubbed a fold of the skirt against her cheek. ‘Mine’s silver lame, it smells like a bird cage when it gets hot but I do love it. Aren’t you thankful evening skirts are long again?’
Ah, the dresses! But oh, the monotony of the Season, with its endless run of glittering balls. Even fabulously fashionable Polly Hampton – with her startling good looks and excellent social connections – is beginning to wilt under the glare.
Groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, fearsome Lady Montdore, Polly instead scandalises society by declaring her love for her uncle ‘Boy’ Dougdale, the Lecherous Lecturer, and promptly eloping to France. But the consequences of this union no one could quite expect . . .
NANCY MITFORD’S WICKEDLY FUNNY SERIES CONTINUES IN DON’T TELL ALFRED.
‘Peerless’ Zoe Heller
‘Entirely original, inimitable and irresistible’ Philip Hensher, Spectator
‘A comic genius’ Independent on Sunday