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La Bendicion

La Bendicion

by Nancy Mitford
Publication Date: 01/04/2008
When Grace, along with her son Sigi, finally reunites with her husband Charles-Edouard and moves to France after being separated by the warm she loses ground when faced with exceedingly elegant French women, and is surprised by a world full of gossip, loves, and complicated affairs. But the surprises don t end there, for she will later discover that her husband has the tendency of pursuing every attractive woman that crosses his path. All of this makes her think that her marriage is about to be over and that surely the time has come to return to England. But that is when the blessing, Sigi, will take matters into his own hands. With her characteristic ability for satire, Nancy Mitford admirably reconstructs the environment, life, and people of the aristocratic circles of Paris and London. Beyond sophisticated characters, entertaining intrigue, and the exciting pace of biting conversations, this work evokes a world already long gone."Cuando Grace, junto a su hijo Sigi, consigue reunirse con su marido Charles-Edouard e instalarse en Francia tras la separacion provocada por la guerra, pierde pie ante las elegantisimas mujeres francesas, y se ve sorprendida por un mundo de cotilleos, amantes y complicados affairs. Pero las sorpresas no acabaran ahi, pues mas tarde descubrira que su marido tiene la tendencia de perseguir a cuanta mujer atractiva que se cruce en su camino. Todo le hace pensar que su matrimonio esta a punto de terminar y que seguramente sea el momento de volver a Inglaterra. Pero sera entonces cuando la bendicion, el pequeno Sigi, tome cartas en el asunto. Con su caracteristica capacidad para la satira, Nancy Mitford reconstruye admirablemente el ambiente, la vida y las personas de los circulos aristocraticos de Paris y Londres. Mas alla de sofisticados personajes, divertidas intrigas y el ritmo trepidante de unos dialogos mordaces, esta obra es la evocacion de un mundo ya desaparecido.""
Contemporary fiction
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Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
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United States
2nd Edition
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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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