Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Review: Pigeon Pie

by Nancy Mitford

Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie

  Here is the synopsis by Bas Bleu:

Nancy Mitford was one of the "Bright Young Things" on the London social scene in the 1920s.  Mitford wrote Pigeon Pie in 1939 as conflict loomed but military action had yet to begin. It's a comic confection about the beautiful and spirited Lady Sophia Garfield, who stumbles upon a conspiracy of German agents.

This is the second time I've read Nancy Mitford and have become a fan!  I was in the mood for something lighthearted.  While the beginning of the book is somewhat slower paced than I prefer, it moved enough to keep me interested.  I don't want to spoil the ending, so I'll just say I did not see THAT coming! 

What books have surprised you? 

;-)  -Marci


  1. I will keep a eye out for this one, I'm a bit sick of all the death and pain most books contain these days.

  2. I will have to see it the library has one of her books...looks interesting! :)

  3. I went on a Nancy Mitford binge about two years ago. I read Love in a Cold Climate and The Pursuit of Love. I also read a number of biographies about her and her sisters. Interesting family. Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday. New follower

  4. I recently read "Table by the Window" by Hillory Lodge. I wasn't expecting much, but the book pulled me in and I finished it in two evenings! Chrystal @ YUMeating


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