Book :: The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love
By: Nancy Mitford
Pages: 192
Published: 1945
Genre(s): Romance
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Nancy Mitford’s most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric. Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their cousin Fanny, who stays with them at Alconleigh, their Gloucestershire estate. Uncle Matthew is the...

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red13x red13x

A really lovely story, although I didn’t find it all that gripping, so it took awhile to read! Oops!

May 9th, 2018

forline forline

what's not to love? I'm mesmerized by all things Mitford sisters.

Mar 24th, 2018

AnnaMcAteer AnnaMcAteer

I love Nancy Mitford's works, and reread them often. The way she writes about is so lighthearted, witty and cheerfull about the eccentricities of the world, and provides wonderful escapism. She writes so naturally you cannot fail to fall in love with with the marvellously eccentric Uncle Matthew with his unconventionalities, the romantic Linda with her dizzy adventures and every other character and aspect of this perfect book.

Apr 19th, 2015

Caro60 Caro60

I find Nancy Mitford to be a wonderfully entrancing writer. She has created some of the most delightfully eccentric characters as well as some of the most hum drum in a vey english way. I love her acerbic wit and the little one liner zingers which sum up some human, social or political absurdity.

Dec 14th, 2014

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Aug 25th, 2013

The Pursuit of Love appears on these lists...

57th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian