Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford; The Biography

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6.4 X 1.4 X 9.2 inches | 1.32 pounds

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About the Author
A writer and freelance journalist, Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maugham award for her first book, The Dogs, and is also the author of The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, was a New York Times bestseller and Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life, also published by Pegasus. She lives in London.
A triumph. No other biography of Christie that I've read so powerfully summons up the atmosphere of Christie's own writing: that singular blend of menace and the mundane.
Thompson evocatively depicts English writer Nancy Mitford in this stylish account. This sparkling and probing biography will please Mitford's many fans.-- (11/12/2019)
Thompson mines this trove for clues not only to the writer's inner life but also to her fiction's recurring themes and enduring appeal. The woman who emerges in this elegant biography--shrewd, elusive, practical, romantic--cannot be defined by the era she immortalized.
The combination of poetic prose and dedicated research makes this an accessible a delightful read.
A splendid biography. Thompson artfully demonstrates how Christie revealed in the Westmacott novels her pain about her collapsed first marriage, her difficult relationship with Rosalind, and her overwhelming love for her mother. Christie, in essence, was the Elena Ferrante of her day [and] Christie's flame burns extra bright in the present.
A tour-de-force, this thorough and eminently readable book will delight current Christie fans while also engaging new ones. Ideal for all collections. Meticulously researched and painstakingly crafted. Christie is revealed as an imaginative, hardworking woman who loved life but who also shunned publicity.