Books: Design for Living

LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE (304 pp.]—Nancy Mitford—Random House—($2.75).

British Nancy Mitford's bestselling Pursuit of Love, published three years ago, especially pleased two groups of U.S. readers: 1) heartthrob hunters who panted with pleasure over Pursuit's hot Paris romance; 2) determined esthetes who gleefully bang their teacups whenever the sharp, wry tongue of their cult leader, Evelyn Waugh, wags through a new writer's prose. Group One will shiver in dry-eyed disappointment over Love in a Cold Climate, Miss Mitford's hot-weather novel for 1949. Group Two will fare better—if they can take their Waugh...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!