Love in a Cold Climate is a 1949 novel by Nancy Mitford. I read and enjoyed the first novel in this book some time ago, and I liked this one just as much. A fun, quick, easy read with memorable characters.
from the dust jacket:
The Radlett family, which achieved fame in these two witty and mocking stories of the English country nobility, was closely modeled on Nancy Mitford's own. Her father, David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, second Lord Redesdale, is clearly recognizable in the terrifying Uncle Matthew, who hunts his children with bloodhounds, grinds down several sets of dentures a year, and believes that "abroad is a sewer." Many people have recognized Nancy Mitford and her sisters in the fictional Radett children. Although this recognition has added spice to the two novels, they are highly entertaining on their own merits. The Pursuit of Love is the story of Linda Radlett, who, after two unsuccessful marriages, finally finds love (as Nancy Mitford did) in Paris. Love in a Cold Climate tells of the return of a Canadian heir, Cedric, ("like little Lord Fauntleroy") to his ancestral estate.The Guardian says it is "still sparkling, despite its age".