Автор: Nancy Mitford Название: Love in a Cold Climate ISBN: 0241974690 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241974698 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1038 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: 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...
Автор: Nancy Mitford Название: The Pursuit of Love ISBN: 0241974682 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241974681 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1038 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny are on the lookout for a 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...
Автор: Nancy Mitford Название: Don`t Tell Alfred ISBN: 0241974704 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241974704 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Fanny is married to absent-minded Oxford don Alfred and content with her role as a plain, tweedy housewife. But overnight her life changes when Alfred is appointed English Ambassador to Paris.
Автор: Mitford Nancy Название: Love in a Cold Climate ISBN: 030774082X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307740823 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1474 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars. Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady Montdore. But Polly, with her stunning good looks and impeccable connections, is bored by the monotony of her glittering debut season in London. Having just come from India, where her father served as Viceroy, she claims to have hoped that society in a colder climate would be less obsessed with love affairs. The apparently aloof and indifferent Polly has a long-held secret, however, one that leads to the shattering of her mother's dreams and her own disinheritance. When an elderly duke begins pursuing the disgraced Polly and a callow potential heir curries favor with her parents, nothing goes as expected, but in the end all find happiness in their own unconventional ways. Featuring an introduction by Flora Fraser.
Автор: Mitford Nancy Название: The Sun King ISBN: 1590174917 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590174913 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1474 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "The Sun King" is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court from which he ruled. With characteristic elan, Nancy Mitford reconstructs the daily life of king and courtiers during France's golden age, offering vivid sketches of the architects, artists, and gardeners responsible for the creation of the most magnificent palace Europe had yet seen. Mitford lays bare the complex and deadly intrigues in the stateroom and the no less high-stakes power struggles in the bedroom. At the center of it all is Louis XIV himself, the demanding, mercurial, but remarkably resilient sovereign who guided France through nearly three quarters of the Grand Siecle. Brimming with sumptuous detail and delicious bons mots, and written in a witty, conversational style, "The Sun King" restores a distant glittering century to vibrant life.
Автор: Mitford Nancy Название: Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie ISBN: 034580662X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345806628 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1566 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie are two sparkling comedies from early in the career of Nancy Mitford, beloved author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, here published in one volume with a new introduction by Jane Smiley. In Christmas Pudding, an array of colorful characters converge on the hunt-obsessed Lady Bobbin's country house, including her rebellious daughter Philadelphia, the girl's pompous suitor, a couple of children obsessed with newspaper death notices, and an aspiring writer whose serious first novel has been acclaimed as the funniest book of the year, to his utter dismay. In Pigeon Pie, set at the outbreak of World War II, Lady Sophia Garfield dreams of becoming a beautiful spy but manages not to notice a nest of German agents right under her nose, until the murder of her maid and kidnapping of her beloved bulldog force them on her attention, with heroic results. Delivered with a touch lighter than that of Mitford's later masterpieces but no less entertaining, these comedies combine glamour, wit, and fiendishly absurd plots into irresistible literary confections.
Автор: Mitford, N Название: Pursuit of Love, The ISBN: 0140007113 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140007114 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 738 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda fantasizes about the perfect lover. Finding Mr Right proves difficult and Linda must bear marriage with Tony, the stuffy Tory MP, and handsome but humourless communist Christian, before finding real passion with Fabrice in wartime Paris.
Автор: Mitford, Jessica Название: Decca ISBN: 0753822296 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753822296 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 1858 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: /The enthralling letters by the most idiosyncratic, witty and irrepressible sisters of one of the most notorious families of the 20th century: Decca (Jessica) Mitford.
Автор: Deborah Mitford Duchess, Mosley Charlotte Название: Wait for Me! ISBN: 0312610645 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780312610647 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 2226 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
A "NEW YORK TIMES" EDITORS' CHOICE Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy. "Wait for Me "chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood roaming the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with her sister Unity and Adolf Hitler in 1937, to her marriage to Andrew Cavendish, the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Written with intense warmth, charm, and perception, "Wait for Me " is a unique portrait of an age of tumult, splendor, and change. "Touching . . . moving . . . and] compelling as a portrait of a vanishing world" ("The Wall Street Journal").
Автор: Mosley Charlotte, Mitford Deborah, Deborah Mitford Название: Wait for Me!: Memoirs ISBN: 0374207682 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374207687 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 2614 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood of six daughters and one son that included the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote, when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir "Wait for Me "chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood roaming the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to Andrew Cavendish, the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life changed utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married "Kick" Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy. In 1959, the Duchess and her family took up residence in Chatsworth, the four-hundred-year-old family seat, with its incomparable collections of paintings, tapestry, and sculpture--the combined accumulations of generations of tastemakers. Neglected due to the economies of two world wars and punitive inheritance taxes, the great house soon came to life again under the careful attention of the Duchess. It is regarded as one of England's most loved and popular historic houses. "Wait for Me "is written with intense warmth, charm, and perception. A unique portrait of an age of tumult, splendor, and change, it is also an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. With its razor-sharp portraits of the Duchess's many friends and cohorts--politicians, writers, artists, sportsmen--it is truly irresistible reading, and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight readers for years to come.
Автор: Hastings Selina Название: Nancy Mitford ISBN: 030794946X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307949462 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1566 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Nancy Mitford's life was as glamorous and as dramatic as her most famous novels, "The Pursuit of Love "and "Love in a Cold Climate. " Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease, and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her comic novels, based in part on her eccentric family, she became a huge bestseller and household name. An inspired letter writer, she wrote almost daily to a wide variety of correspondents, among them Evelyn Waugh, Harold Acton, John Betjeman, and, of course, her famous sisters. Noted biographer Selina Hastings captures the gaiety and frivolity as well as the unhappy truth of Nancy Mitford's life: her failed marriage and her long, unfulfilled relationship with her dashing but unfaithful French lover contrasting sharply with literary celebrity and glittering social success. Hastings has written a biography that is as superbly entertaining and clear-eyed as the unforgettable novels that are its subject's lasting claim to fame.
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