• The Pursuit of Love

  • Radlett and Montdore Trilogy Series, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Mitford
  • Narrated by: Bessie Carter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Mitford's most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love, is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric.

Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their cousin, Fanny, who stays with them at Alconleigh, their Gloucestershire estate. Uncle Matthew is the blustering patriarch, known to hunt his children when foxes are scarce; Aunt Sadie is the vague but doting mother; and the seven Radlett children, despite the delights of their unusual childhood, are recklessly eager to grow up.

The first of three novels featuring these characters, The Pursuit of Love follows the travails of Linda, the most beautiful and wayward Radlett daughter, who falls first for a stuffy Tory politician, then an ardent Communist, and finally a French duke named Fabrice.

©1945 Nancy Mitford (P)2021 Tantor

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Unlistenable

The narrator reads every sentence in the same annoying three-note intonation, like a robot. I couldn't endure more than a few minutes.

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If you could only have one book, this is the one.

Laughter, suspense, horror, tears of joy and sorrow will be found within and spilling from the pages of this book.
Your head and heart will be satisfied with this delightful story well told.

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superb

i can't begin to say how much I love this book. The voice is honest, the writing intelligent and imagery vivid. I hope that eventually all the books of both Nancy and Jessica Mitford will be on Audible. Jessica wrote some excellent non fiction books that are lost to obscurity despite being very salient for our time.

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