February 23, 2010

I’ll Take These… New Mitford Editions

You know that I love books, and I especially like good-looking books, so when I saw these new editions of Nancy Mitford’s stories, I fell madly in love with them!Mitford1

Five of Nancy Mitford’s books have been republished by Penguin Books, and they all have new introductions and fabulous new covers by Lab Partners. They will be released in early March in the UK.

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Which one is your favourite?

20 comments:

  1. I saw those on India Knight's blog. LOVE them all especially Love in a Cold Climate and Don't Tell Alfred!

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  2. So glad to be alerted to these, Meg! Especially since I fell into a Mitford-blogging wallow for a while over at (shameless plug alert!) AngloFiles.com.

    These covers are delicious - but inapt, perhaps? The font seems just right but the illustrations maybe a bit too 1950s.

    "Pursuit ..." and "Love in a Cold Climate" are superb but her other works don't grab me. In fact, they can't hold a candle to her collected letters!

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  3. I agree with the above comment that the illustrations appear kind of fifties. But, I love those books.

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  4. The top is my favorite - thanks for the heads up! Terrif.

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  5. Oh how fun! My favorite is Don't Tell Alfred! The picture and the title are completely intriguing!

    Kat :)

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  6. I can't wait to get a couple of these!! Thanks Meg!

    Karena

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  7. Love "Love..." - the first mention of "The Bolter" by Uncle Matthew and I just love that name. I've also read books by or about Nancy and her sisters - what an interesting group they were!

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  8. Each one deserves an award. Love them all.
    pve

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  9. I love them all, fav is probably Don't Tell Alfred!

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  10. Penguin never seems to disappoint! The illustrations on these are fantastic! I did a post the other day of their renditions of the classics with the most whimsical beautiful covers. Great tip!!!

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  11. Oh my - so fun. (I love the recent Waugh covers too) I have read all of Nancy's extraordinary bios - but since I don’t read (non-Waugh/Wharton/ Forster) fiction . . . I have yet to read these. Which one would you recommend to this fiction skittish friend? KDM

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  12. NO! Perhaps I am a purist but I find the cover designs a bit too, well, saccharine/perky. Neither of which Miss Mitford was. I say back to the drawing board! Good thing the contents remain the same!

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  13. Good to know!

    As to the covers, I'm indifferent. Not sure why.

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  14. Love these covers, Meg, and thanks for letting us know about these books - maybe our daughter in London will pick them up! I adore Love In A Cold Climate!

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  15. Oh, they are so adorable, love them all, but 'Wigs on the Green'
    is the winner for me, closely followed by 'Love in a Cold Climate', I just had rented the movie, so much fun!

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  16. oh my, i gotta check these out...

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  17. Nancy Mitford's grandfather was Thomas Gibson Bowles...Founder of Vanity Fair Magazine (London 1869-1914) and also founder of The Lady...Britain's oldest continuously running women's magazine...still in print-weekly. Her father-Lord Redesdale's first job was working for Bowles at The Lady. You should read House of Guiness.

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  18. I love both "Love" novels, but haven't been able to find these others so far - good to hear they are being issued.

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  19. Love the covers, so charming!

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  20. I am just mad for the Mitford family..Lord Redesdale once showed us around the House of Lords where he was the youngest (and cutest)member. Thanks for the new info.

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