Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie (Paperback)
Vintage Books, 9780345806628, 354pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
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 Mitford's later masterpieces but no less entertaining, these comedies combine glamour, wit, and fiendishly absurd plots into irresistible literary confections.
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Praise For Christmas Pudding & Pigeon Pie…
“Exuberant . . . enjoyable skulduggery and shenanigans.” —The New York Times
“Beautifully wrought works of art. . . . [Mitford] excels at mixing romance with laughter, and adding goodly portions of astute observation, neat character drawing, and daring opinions.” —from the introduction by Jane Smiley