Highland Fling

Highland Fling

Book - 2013
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"First novel by comic British novelist Nancy Mitford, first published in 1931, reissued with an introduction by Julian Fellowes"--Provided by publisher.
"In Highland Fling--Nancy Mitford's first novel, published in 1931--a set of completely incompatible and hilariously eccentric characters collide in a Scottish castle, where bright young things play pranks on their stodgy elders until the frothy plot climaxes in ghost sightings and a dramatic fire. Inspired in part by Mitford's youthful infatuation with a Scottish aristocrat, her story follows young Jane Dacre to a shooting party at Dulloch Castle, where she tramps around a damp and chilly moor on a hunting expedition with formidable Lady Prague, xenophobic General Murgatroyd, one-eyed Admiral Wenceslaus, and an assortment of other ancient and gouty peers of the realm, while falling in love with Albert, a surrealist painter with a mischievous sense of humor. Lighthearted and sparkling with witty banter, Highland Fling was Mitford's first foray into the delightful fictional world for which the author of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate later became so celebrated. With an Introduction by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780345806956
0345806956
Branch Call Number: FICTION MITFO...N
Characteristics: 199 pages

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Logovore
Aug 28, 2017

Evidently her first novel and I can see the genesis and prototypes of some of the characters and situations in her later books. As for this one, I really just want to _shake_ each and every character and tell them to smarten up.

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heinrij
Dec 08, 2015

Boring but G rated

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