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Binding: Kindle Edition
Format: Kindle eBook
Number Of Pages: 210
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Release Date: 2013-09-24
In Highland Fling—Nancy Mitford’s first novel, published in 1931—a set of completely incompatible and hilariously eccentric characters collide in a Scottish castle, where bright young things play pranks on their stodgy elders until the frothy plot climaxes in ghost sightings and a dramatic fire.
Inspired in part by Mitford’s youthful infatuation with a Scottish aristocrat, her story follows young Jane Dacre to a shooting party at Dulloch Castle, where she tramps around a damp and chilly moor on a hunting expedition with formidable Lady Prague, xenophobic General Murgatroyd, one-eyed Admiral Wenceslaus, and an assortment of other ancient and gouty peers of the realm, while falling in love with Albert, a surrealist painter with a mischievous sense of humor. Lighthearted and sparkling with witty banter, Highland Fling was Mitford’s first foray into the delightful fictional world for which the author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate later became so celebrated.
With an Introduction by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
• The Pursuit of Love
• Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie
• Love in a Cold Climate
• Don't Tell Alfred
• The Blessing
• Wigs on the Green
• The Sun King (New York Review Books Classics)
• Wait for Me!: Memoirs
• The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society
• The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family