One of Nancy Mitford's most beloved novels, Love in a Cold Climate is a romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars. With her stunning looks and impeccable social standing, Polly Hampton has long been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome Lady Montdore. Yet Polly finds her debut season in London to be utterly uninteresting; having returned from India, where her father served as Viceroy, she had hoped that society in a colder climate would be less obsessed with love affairs. But Polly is harboring a secret affection that could unravel her family, and though nothing will go as expected in Mitford's 1949 novel, all will find happiness in their own ways.
"Mitford's art at its best is so fine, so beautifully shimmering with wit and gaiety that it creates a standard of its own."—New Republic