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The Resource Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie, Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jane Smiley

Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie, Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jane Smiley

Label
Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie
Title
Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jane Smiley
Title variation
  • Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie
  • Pigeon Pie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie are two sparkling comedies from early in the career of Nancy Mitford, beloved author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, here published in one volume with a new introduction by Jane Smiley. In Christmas Pudding, an array of colorful characters converge on the hunt-obsessed Lady Bobbin's country house, including her rebellious daughter Philadelphia, the girl's pompous suitor, a couple of children obsessed with newspaper death notices, and an aspiring writer whose serious first novel has been acclaimed as the funniest book of the year, to his utter dismay. In Pigeon Pie, set at the outbreak of World War II, Lady Sophia Garfield dreams of becoming a beautiful spy but manages not to notice a nest of German agents right under her nose, until the murder of her maid and kidnapping of her beloved bulldog force them on her attention, with heroic results. Delivered with a touch lighter than that of Mesitford's later masterpieces but no less entertaining, these comedies combine glamour, wit, and fiendishly absurd plots into irresistible literary confections"--
  • "Two early comic novels by British novelist Nancy Mitford, here combined in one volume with a new introduction by Jane Smiley"--
Summary
Portrays the search for romance, adventure, and excitement of a young woman in England between the wars
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10233086
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitford, Nancy
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6025.I88
LC item number
C45 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1904-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smiley, Jane
  • Mitford, Nancy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage original
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christmas
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Christmas
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie, Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827258514
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780345806628
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013024214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022828432
System control number
(OCoLC)827258514
Label
Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie, Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jane Smiley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827258514
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780345806628
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013024214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022828432
System control number
(OCoLC)827258514

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