I've just finished reading this on holiday, and loved it. Has anyone read any other of Nancy Mitford's books? I'm browsing Amazon and hoping I'll enjoy her others as much.
The copy I read belonged to the cottage I rented, and had obviously been enjoyed by many other guests as the first chapter was missing. Can anyone fill me on Fanny's background? Obviously I picked up the story about the Bolter and her absent father, but where did she spend her childhood? Was this explained in the first chapter?
The Pursuit of Love plays across a longer time scale, so you get some of Fanny's childhood but also after her marriage. It's also very very funny and sad so have tissues ready. The best of NM's books I think.