Автор: Nancy Mitford Название: Love in a Cold Climate ISBN: 0241974690 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241974698 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 8570 T Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление. 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: 8570 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: 8570 T 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: Mitford Nancy Название: Love in a Cold Climate ISBN: 030774082X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307740823 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 10230 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика 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, Jessica Название: Decca ISBN: 0753822296 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753822296 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 11790 T 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: Mitford Nancy Название: Highland Fling ISBN: 0345806956 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345806956 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 10260 T Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Mitford Nancy Название: Frederick the Great ISBN: 1590176235 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590176238 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 11510 T Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии. 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: 10860 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика 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,Jessica Название: American way of death revisited ISBN: 1860497624 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781860497629 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 10970 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: A savage and hilarious anatomy of America`s funeral practices - a classic by this famous English muckraker - revised just before her death `Outrageously appalling, wickedly funny and subversive` TIMES
Автор: Deborah Mitford Duchess, Mosley Charlotte Название: Wait for Me! ISBN: 0312610645 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780312610647 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 16700 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание:
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: Nancy Mitford Название: Don`t Tell Alfred ISBN: 0141044004 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141044002 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 5190 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Reissue with a new introduction by Sophie Dahl.
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