Christmas Pudding Nancy Mitford


Date of First Publication: 1932

Lady Bobbin, the formidable hostess of Compton Bobbin, has assembled an oddly assorted Yuletide gathering. . . Full of spice and humour, this delightful novel conveys the bright life in Mayfair and the shires during the Twenties and Thirties.


‘Christmas Pudding is a public service . . . which keeps the reader laughing through its pages.’ 
Times Literary Supplement

‘Oh dear, it really is rather disillusioning. When one's friends marry for money they are wretched, when they marry for love it is worse. What is the proper thing to marry for, I should like to know?’ 

‘It’s a funny thing that people are always quite ready to admit it if they’ve no talent for drawing or music, whereas everyone imagines that they themselves are capable of true love, which is a talent like any other, only far more rare.’