Book Review | The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

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The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love is one of the funniest, sharpest novels about love and growing up ever written.

'Obsessed with sex!' said Jassy, 'there's nobody so obsessed as you, Linda. Why if I so much as look at a picture you say I'm a pygmalionist.' 

In the end we got more information out of a book called Ducks and Duck Breeding. 
'Ducks can only copulate,' said Linda, after studying this for a while, 'in running water. Good luck to them.'

Oh, the tedium of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny are on the lookout for the perfect lover.

But finding Mr Right is much harder than any of the sisters had thought. Linda must suffer marriage first to a stuffy Tory MP and then to a handsome and humourless communist, before finding real love in war-torn Paris. . .

Published: 1945
Published Edition: Nov 26, h 2015
Publishers: Penguin
Genre: Fiction, Classic

Pages: 192

Form of Reading: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


I was genuinely surprised about this book. Honestly felt that it would be uninteresting and I would probably DNF it but while reading it was enjoyable.

Basically, you are reading this book through the perspective of a character but the main focus of the plot is her cousin. You are following the life of Linda through the perspective of Fanny. Linda's life is a hectic life and she is perceived as the one you hurt her family through her marriage and her choices of life. Linda is romantic and has been searching for love and excitement but if often disappointed with the men she encounters.

I found this book to be very funny, I kept getting flashes of Pride and Prejudice, it's like how Elizabeth exaggerates her mother and her sisters, while Linda and her family are exaggerated through the eyes of Fanny. I enjoyed Mitford witty humour and I was surprised that this book was part of a trilogy.

I really do recommend this book to you, if you have read this book let me know what you think of them.

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