Laura Thompson: Life in a Cold Climate

December 23, 2020 | 10:50 am

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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