Nancy Mitford

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The Guardian view on national identity: bravo Gareth Southgate | Editorial
Editorial: From Nancy Mitford to Euro 2020, ‘Englishness’ can change – and for the better


10, Jun, 2021 @5:53 PM

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There’s nothing guilty about the pleasure I get from TV shows by women, for women | Hadley Freeman
Male reactions to Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit Of Love aren’t just about sexism. They’re also about fear

Hadley Freeman

22, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The week in TV: The Pursuit of Love; Fargo; Three Families; The Underground Railroad; Motherland
Uncle Matthew and co ride again in Emily Mortimer’s gleeful Nancy Mitford adaptation

Euan Ferguson

16, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Feathers, organza and unironed pyjamas: why fashion can’t get enough of the Mitford mythology
With a new adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love on our screens, the peculiarly Mitfordian combination of ballgowns and homemade knits look appealing again

Lauren Cochrane

10, May, 2021 @1:02 PM

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The Pursuit of Love review – absolutely glorious
Emily Mortimer’s immaculate adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s bestseller about the madcap Radlett family is an instant classic. What a magnificent treat to tuck into

Lucy Mangan

09, May, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Judith Kerr was right, time flies for adults, but childhood lasts half a lifetime | Tim Adams
My daughter’s 18th birthday left me reflecting on the author’s wise words about experience and memory

Tim Adams

09, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘It feels radical about women’: Nancy Mitford hits BBC One’s Sunday night slot
In The Pursuit of Love, Mitford explored shellshock, abuse and xenophobia ... but in a funny way, says director Emily Mortimer

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, May, 2021 @11:31 AM

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Gossip, sex and social climbing: the uncensored Chips Channon diaries
Sir Henry ‘Chips’ Channon’s diaries caused a stir in 1967. Now edited by Simon Heffer and published unredacted, they reveal even more about British high society

Rachel Cooke

28, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Why does British comfort culture still revolve around the ruling class? | Emma Beddington
From PG Wodehouse to Bridgerton, our affection for fictional aristocrats seems boundless. Is this one reason why the toffs in government get away with so much, asks Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

11, Jan, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Lily James: 'I got sucked into the vortex. I didn't know which way to turn'
She made her name playing sunny sweethearts, but now James is going gothic in a new Rebecca. She talks getting spooked on set, Covid bubbles and co-stars

Sophie Heawood

24, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Book clinic: which books will make me laugh out loud?
From Martin Amis to Robert Robinson, our expert recommends the writers who provide a funny respite from real life

Andrew Martin

04, May, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Top 10 runaway mothers in fiction
From Nancy Mitford’s ‘the Bolter’ – so named for her serial monogamy – to the mother of Kramer vs Kramer, here are the best mums on the run

Laura Lippman

21, Mar, 2018 @9:51 AM

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