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Pigeon Pie

Pigeon Pie

by Nancy Mitford

CD-Audio Publication Date: 28/04/2017

RRP  $29.95 $27.95
British high society, spy stories and goofy religious cults are all gently mocked in this inventive, stylish satire.

Lady Sophia Garfield works at a first-aid post during the so-called 'phoney war' while cherishing an ambition to become a glamorous female spy. Fate ordains that she shall have her chance.

When the highly imaginative Sophia discovers a nest of very real German spies in her home, nobody believes her. With her maid murdered and her beloved bulldog held hostage, she sets out alone to gain proof and, with time out for tea at the Ritz, save Britain.
ISBN:
9781489389572
9781489389572
Category:
Crime & mystery
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
28-04-2017
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford was born in London on November 28 1904, daughter of the second Baron Redesdale, and the eldest of six girls. Her sisters included Lady Diana Mosley; Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and Jessica, who immortalised the Mitford family in her autobiography Hons and Rebels.

The Mitford sisters came of age during the Roaring Twenties and wartime in London, and were well known for their beauty, upper-class bohemianism or political allegiances. Nancy contributed columns to The Lady and the Sunday Times, as well as writing a series of popular novels including The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, which detailed the high-society affairs of the six Radlett sisters.

While working in London during the Blitz, Nancy met and fell in love with Gaston Palewski, General de Gaulle's chief of staff, and eventually moved to Paris to be near him. In the 1950s she began writing historical biographies - her life of Louis XIV, The Sun King, became an international bestseller. Nancy completed her last book, Frederick the Great, before she died of Hodgkin's disease on 30 June 1973.

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