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January 2, 2023

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

How did I miss this?

As I don’t currently have an audio book for the car/kitchen (recommendations welcome) I’ve been catching up on podcasts I missed over the summer. I just listened to episode #93 of Books on the Nightstand, which I highly recommend, and Ann mentioned that Nancy’s Mitford’s Wigs on the Green as been re-issued.

How did I miss this????

I would blame NaNoWriMo but it came out in September.

I adore Nancy Mitford. The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate are two of my very favourite books. I’ve re-read them countless times and I just love them to pieces.

So I’m mystified that I missed this re-issuing, and thank you Ann for mentioning it. I’ve never read Wigs on the Green so I can’t recommend it yet. It may be another The Pursuit of Love or it may be a Don’t Tell Alfred (Nancy not at her best).

I do recommend that you buy the The Pursuit of Love though. It follows the fortunes of the wonderful Radlett family  who are always either on a peak of happiness or drowning in black waters of despair they loved or they loathed, they lived in a world of superlatives” The Radletts are based loosely, or maybe not so loosely on Nancy’s family.

Here’s it’s nice new cover

Here’s my edition. I think this looks very like Linda!

And here’s the old Penguin cover that I rather like.

Any favourites and any other Nancy fans out there?


  1. Oh my God, this is the first I'm hearing of this! I can't believe that, simply cannot believe it. I haven't read Wigs on the Green before, because of the not-in-print issue. I agree Don't Tell Alfred isn't her best–I have this theory that, like her BFF Evelyn Waugh, Nancy sort of soured in the fifties. Don't Tell Alfred, even though it featured some Radletts/Radlett offspring and (I think) Davey, is so…cynical. Anyway, thanks for the heads up!


  2. i've never even heard of nancy! have added her to my must acquire asap list – looked up the synopsis and it sounds brilliant!

    thanks πŸ™‚



  3. You're welcome! Yes Davey is not as Davey like and also the girl is no Linda πŸ™‚

    Nomes – Yay! A convert. I do hope you enjoy them. And you should check out the Mitfords Letter between sister too, very fascinating.


I adore comments, so thanks so much for taking the time. I'll try and return the favour πŸ˜€

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