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Funny but dated
on 13 December 2013
This was a book club choice by one of our older members. Nancy Mitford always wrote extremely well and The Blessing is a rather good photograph in history of a period of life between the world wars. It captures Franco English relationships within the upper echelons of society rather well, though nowadays it would not be seen to be PC. Of course marriages to foreigners has always been thought to be rather outlandish as far as the British are concerned.
The Blessing is a rather awful little boy who plays his parents off against each other to his own benefit...but the best character is Nanny....who rules the household.
Out of date but an amusing read and an insight into another world