The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love is a novel by Nancy Mitford, first published in 1945. It is the first in a trilogy about an upper-class English family in the interwar period focusing on the romantic life of Linda Radlett, as narrated by her cousin, Fanny Logan. Although a comedy, the story has tragic overtones.
The book was an immediate best-seller and sold 200,000 copies within a year of publication.Mitford wrote two sequels to the novel, Love in a Cold Climate (1949) and Don’t Tell Alfred (1960). Her penultimate novel, The Blessing (1951), also makes references to The Pursuit of Love and characters from The Blessing later appear in Don’t Tell Alfred.


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by Nancy Mitford