Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sweaters in a cold climate

Cristina got me to read Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate. They are such quirky novels, not really what I would call "a ravishing tale of privilege and passion." Do not hesitate to rent the tv movie if you loved the books. You will love seeing Uncle Matthew's critique of Romeo and Juliet, Fanny's little house in Oxford, Cedric's goggles! And the KNITTING! Linda's red lace cardigan with the little garter stitch scarf - Jassy's moss stitch dusty stripe sweater - the Spanish refugee's shawl - the knitting does not stop in this movie.


tina said...

The knitting doesn't stop? Now that is a fine reason to watch! Thanks!

I'm passing on a "You Make My Day" award to you------ check the blog today at www.knittingcontessa.blogspot.com for the details!


Cristina said...

How I shrieked! One must see Cedric's goggles for oneself. Are they heavenly?!! Oh, Susan! Some people have ALL the luck!

Anonymous said...

Have you read "The Uncommon Reader"? It's a sweet little novel about how Her Majesty the Queen of England gets interested in reading because of these books, Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.

I enjoy your blog!

Lisa H.

Anonymous said...

I chanced upon Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate over the holidays, read through them in no time and then browsing in the biographies section, ran across "the Sisters" The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell- and a saga it is. If you want the details and fascinating pictures (Sister Unity with Hitler, no less) to boot, give it a read.

Sherry L.
lurker w/o a blog