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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (318 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Mitford Narrator: Jenny Agutte Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eugenia Malmains is one of the richest girls in England and an ardent supporter of Captain Jack and the Union Jack shirts; Noel and Jasper are both in search of an heiress (so much easier than trying to work for the money); Poppy and Marjorie are nursing lovelorn hearts; and the beautiful bourgeois Mrs Lace is on the prowl for someone to lighten the boredom of her life. They all congregate near Eugenia's fabulous country home at Chalford, and much farce ensues. One of Nancy Mitford's earliest novels, 'Wigs on the Green' skewers her family and their beliefs with her customary jewelled barbs. But there is froth and comedy here too.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 1/31/2014

    " Light-hearted and period, the stringent political and social commentary is almost hard to see at times. But Nancy's gift is to slice through the pomp acutely and deliver caustic commentary with a smile and a wink. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maria | 1/24/2014

    " This first novel by Mitford does not get the high marks I gave The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate. Where TPOL and LIACC were subtle and nuanced in its humor, Wigs on the Green was like a hammer on the head .... no subtlety at all, very heavy-handed with its messages. While there were funny bits, it really wasn't WITTY, which is what I so admired about TPOL and LIACC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/24/2014

    " This isn't one of Mitford's best, but it's still amusing. The main character is based on Mitford's sister Unity, who became enthralled with fascism and moved to Germany in the 1930s. Part satire of British fascism, part satire of British country families (there's a fantastic section on an insane asylum for British peers which has its own House of Lords), the novel doesn't quite jell in some ways. And though it's odd today to think of someone writing a humorous novel about fascism, part of Mitford's point is that if the characters had something sensible to do they wouldn't get interested in these movements out of a desire to belong somewhere and have an adventure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Nina | 1/21/2014

    " so... fascists - not actually funny. who could have guessed? (everybody.) "

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