The Book Club

Laura Thompson: Life in a Cold Climate

39 min listen

In This Episode

This week’s Book Club podcast celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of Nancy Mitford’s breakthrough novel The Pursuit of Love. Laura Thompson, author of the biography Life In A Cold Climate, joins me to talk about the way the book was written, how it helped create the Mitford myth – and how it shaped an enduringly ambivalent story of familial happiness and ‘true love’ from the sometimes heartrending materials of the author’s own life.

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