Love In A Cold Climate Author: Love in a Cold Climate is one of Nancy Mitford’s most popular books, and it is a dazzling romantic comedy that brilliantly portrays the vanished glitter of aristocratic life in England between the wars. It is also one of Nancy Mitford’s most adored novels.
‘Love in a Cold Climate’ is a wickedly hilarious sequel to Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit of Love, which has been adapted into a major BBC television series and a Prime Video series directed by Emily Mortimer with Lily James, Andrew Scott, and Dominic West as the main characters.
The combination of green velvet and silver is stunning. ‘It was like a dream, and it was so soft and tasty, too.’ She stroked the inside of her cheek with a fold of her skirt. My name is silver, and when it gets heated, it smells like a birdcage, but I still adore it. Aren’t you relieved that evening skirts are once again long?’
The outfits, how I adore them! Aah, the boredom of the Season, with its seemingly unending procession of dazzling balls. Despite her stunning good looks and extensive social network, even the wonderfully stylish Polly Hampton is starting to wilt beneath the glare of the spotlight.
Following the Montdores’ return from India, Fanny is extended an offer to pay them a visit. Polly is a mystery to her, despite the fact that she has a strong love for her. Polly has “came out” in India, and as a gorgeous and socially significant debutante, it is anticipated that she would have a very successful season in the United Kingdom. Polly, on the other hand, constantly shows a complete lack of interest in the London season and in any and all of the guys she encounters.
She is expecting that since she lives in a “cold environment,” society would be less interested in romantic relationships. Infuriated by her daughter’s apparent lack of interest in love and marriage, Lady Montdore expresses her displeasure to her maid. Polly’s “important” prospective suitors agree that she is very attractive, but they find her chilly and distant in their company.
The fact that Polly has been over heels in love with her uncle, “Boy” Dugdale (the spouse of her paternal aunt), since she was 14 is a well-guarded secret. The boy is snobby and sexually voracious; his many indiscretions are well-known to both his wife and the whole public as a result of his social standing. It has long been believed by Fanny and her Radlett relatives that the sexually ambiguous Boy has paedophilic inclinations, and the boy has become something of a running joke among Fanny’s cousins for his improper touches and “lecherous” behavior toward young girls. Polly marries Boy soon after the death of her aunt, creating a commotion in her social circle and causing her parents much grief. Polly is completely unaware that Boy has been Lady Montdore’s lover for a long time. When she marries Boy, she is omitted from her father’s will, and both she and Boy are shunned by society. They relocate to Sicily for a period of many years.
Polly, who has been groomed by her mother, the formidable Lady Montdore, for the ideal marriage, instead causes a commotion by proclaiming her love for her uncle ‘Boy’ Dugdale, the Lecherous Lecturer, and immediately eloping to Paris. Nobody could have predicted the repercussions of this relationship, yet they were devastating…
Polly Hampton has been nurtured by her mother, the formidable and ambitious Lady Montdore, for a long time in order to have the ideal marriage. Yet despite her dazzling good looks and excellent connections, Polly finds the monotony of her sparkling first season in London to be a source of dissatisfaction. She says that she had thought that society in a colder environment would be less preoccupied with love relationships since she had just returned from India, where her father served as Viceroy at the time.
A long-held secret, however, holds Polly back from fulfilling her mother’s ambitions and resulting in her own disinheritance from the family fortune, which she has never revealed to anybody. The unlikely pairing of an old duke chasing the disgraced Polly and a callow prospective heir currying favor with her parents causes everything to go wrong, but in the end, they all find happiness in their own unorthodox ways in the end.