Novelist, essayist and historian, Nancy Mitford was one of the funniest writers of the 20th century. Read and re-read by devoted fans, her bestsellers – which include The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate – continue to enchant new generations of readers.

Nancy's novels evoke a lost world of English upper-class elegance and endearing eccentricity, which she observed with the same razor-sharp wit and infectious gaiety that she brought to her historical studies of France.