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A Week in Literary History

November 28th, 2002

English writer Nancy Mitford (Love in a Cold Climate, 1949) is born in London in 1904.

Nancy Mitford, b. November 28, 1904, d. 1973

Mitford came from a colorful family — her sisters were famous or infamous in various ways — and she used them in a marvelous series of four novels published between 1945 and 1960. Unapologetically upper-class, she was also a brilliant humorist and a devout francophile who wrote books about Madame de Pompadour, Louis XIV, and Voltaire.

Suggested Reading Novels The Pursuit of Love, 1945. Love in a Cold Climate, 1949. The Blessing, 1951. Don’t Tell Alfred, 1960. Other Voltaire in Love, 1957. The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, 1996.

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