Tuesday, April 25, 2017
PIGEON PIE - Nancy Mitford
"At the outbreak of World War II, Lady Sophia Garfield dreamt of becoming a beautiful spy..
But she never imagined having to cope with a nest of German agents in her own home.
Or they would murder her maid, and hold her beloved bulldog hostage.."
This is very funny, not as sophisticated farce as her friend Evelyn Waugh was writing but still very good. She has a good crack at the Upper Class and all religions, especially "Popery".
This was written in 1939 during the "phony war" period and Mitford apologizes in this second edition for any perceived flippancy.
This was Mitford's third book written before her two best known, "The Pursuit of Love " and " Love in a Cold Climate" and you can see with this effort she just about had the formula right.
Not a deep read but again an insight into the how the Upper class lived between the wars.