Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford – Stuck in a BookThe eldest of the Mitford sisters , she was regarded as one of the " Bright Young People " on the London social scene in the inter-war years. She wrote several novels about upper-class life in England and France and was considered a sharp and often provocative wit. She also established a reputation for herself as a writer of popular historical biographies. Mitford enjoyed a privileged childhood as the eldest daughter of the Hon. David Freeman-Mitford, later 2nd Baron Redesdale. Educated privately, she had no training as a writer before publishing her first novel in This early effort and the three that followed it created little stir; it was her two semi-autobiographical postwar novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate , that established her reputation.
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Published June 13th by Da Capo Press (first published ) .. Nancy Mitford's light comedy, Pigeon Pie, is an irreverent novel about the British upper.
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T his novel opens with the declaration of the second world war, but Mitford completed it by Christmas Her frivolous confection was not intended to mock the conflict itself, which was a less welcome object of satire by the time of publication in May Indeed, from its outset the war devastated the Mitford family: on its first day, Nancy's Hitler-besotted sister Unity shot herself in the head. By contrast, the novel's aristocratic heroine, Sophia, continues largely as before, in a whirl of pink champagne and nightclubs, even though she is obliged to spend the days volunteering at a first aid post as Nancy herself did. Sophia and her Hitler-admiring husband enjoy an open relationship, in contrast to Mitford's marriage, which foundered the same year amid infidelity on both sides. Bored, without a sniff of war action, Sophia sets about unravelling the German spy network that appears to be operating out of her own house in London.
I have no idea where Clun is and no recollection of having gone there, but I suppose I must have done! So I picked up this purchase from mysterious Clun, and started. I hope that anybody who is kind enough to read it in a second edition will remember that it was written before Christmas Published on 6 May it was an early and unimportant casualty of the real war which was then beginning — Nancy Mitford, Paris, Well! As Nancy warns, this novel is about the phoney war — that bit at the beginning of war where everyone prepared themselves for an onslaught, and not very much happened.