Автор: Nancy Mitford Название: Love in a Cold Climate ISBN: 0241974690 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241974698 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 10380 T Наличие на складе: Есть 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: Don`t Tell Alfred ISBN: 0241974704 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241974704 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 11540 T 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: Nancy Mitford Название: The Pursuit of Love ISBN: 0241974682 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241974681 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 10380 T Наличие на складе: 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: Mitford Nancy Название: Love in a Cold Climate ISBN: 030774082X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307740823 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 14740 T 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: Highland Fling ISBN: 0345806956 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345806956 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 14780 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mitford Nancy Название: Frederick the Great ISBN: 1590176235 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590176238 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 16590 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The Prussian king Frederick II is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against the three great European powers of France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years' War. But in his youth, tormented by a spectacularly cruel and dyspeptic father, the future military genius was drawn to the flute and French poetry, and throughout his long life counted nothing more important than the company of good friends and great wits. This was especially evident in his longstanding, loving, and vexing relationship with Voltaire. An absolute ruler who was allergic to pomp, a non-hunter who wore no spurs, a reformer of great zeal who maintained complete freedom of the press and religion and cleaned up his country's courts, a fiscal conservative and patron of the arts, the builder of the rococo palace Sans Souci and improver of the farmers' lot, maddening to his rivals but beloved by nearly everyone he met, Frederick was--notwithstanding a penchant for merciless teasing--arguably the most humane of enlightened despots. In Frederick the Great, a richly entertaining biography of one of the eighteenth century's most fascinating figures, the trademark wit of the author of Love in a Cold Climate finds its ideal subject.
Автор: Mitford Nancy Название: Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie ISBN: 034580662X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345806628 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 15660 T 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: Mosley Charlotte, Mitford Deborah, Deborah Mitford Название: Wait for Me!: Memoirs ISBN: 0374207682 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374207687 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 26140 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание:
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: Mitford Nancy Название: Voltaire in Love ISBN: 1590175786 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590175781 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 15660 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: The inimitable Nancy Mitford's account of Voltaire's fifteen-year relationship with the Marquise du Ch telet--the renowned mathematician who introduced Isaac Newton's revolutionary new physics to France--is a spirited romp in the company of two extraordinary individuals as well as an erudite and gossipy guide to French high society during the Enlightenment. Mitford's story is as delicious as it is complicated. The marquise was in love with another mathematician, Maupertuis, while she had an unexpected rival for Voltaire's affections in the future Frederick the Great of Prussia (and later in the philosophe's own niece). There was, at least, no jealous husband to contend with: the Marquis du Ch telet, Mitford assures us, behaved perfectly. The beau monde of Paris was, however, distraught at the idea of the lovers' brilliant conversation going to waste on the windswept hills of Champagne, site of the Ch teau de Cirey, where experimental laboratories, a darkroom, and a library of more than twenty-one thousand volumes enabled them to pursue their amours philosophiques. From time to time the threat of impending arrest would send Voltaire scurrying across the border into Holland, but his irrepressible charm--and the interventions of powerful friends--always made it possible for him resume his studies with the cherished marquise.
Автор: Hastings Selina Название: Nancy Mitford ISBN: 030794946X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307949462 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 15660 T 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.
Автор: Mitford Nancy Название: The Sun King ISBN: 1590174917 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590174913 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 14740 T 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.
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