Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford-books-book reviews-woman and home

Defying her upper class mother's wishes of the perfect marriage, Polly goes against society by announcing that she is in love with her uncle and in turn running away to France with him, resulting in very unexpected consequences.

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A Short History Of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka, £5.99

A Short History Of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka, £5.99

After years of having as little as possible to do with each other, two Ukrainian sisters who grew up in England come together in a quest to protect their father from his new love interest, Valentina. As their family home is upturned, they inadvertently discover forgotten family secrets and a history they never knew. Buy A Short History Of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka

Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding, £4.71

Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding, £4.71

A single girl living in London, Bridget Jones is on a mission to lose weight, stop smoking and meet the love of her life. Keeping a track of it all in her diary, Bridget can't quite beat her cravings for food, cigarettes and the office lothario. Buy Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, £6.74

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, £6.74

Orphaned at nineteen, a sensible Flora decides to move in with her quirky rural-dwelling relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Discovering how troubled they are, she is determined to organise the family - from a crazy old aunt who never leaves her room, to a wicked cousin obsessed with damnation. Buy Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, £6.29

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, £6.29

Rob is a record store owner who is unwilling to move on - both in terms of new music and growing up. When his long-term girlfriend Laura has had enough, he decides to examine his past relationships in an attempt to learn from his mistakes and win her back. Buy High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon, £5.28

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon, £5.28

Christopher John Boone has an almost obsessive knowledge of world countries and prime numbers. He also relates very well to animals, but not so much to humans. Following some unusual happenings, Christopher takes it upon himself to investigate the mysterious murder of a neighbourhood pooch. An hilariously strange read. Buy The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, £5.91

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, £5.91

The first of five books from the Hitchhikers trilogy. Arthur Dent awakes one morning to find contractors knocking on his front door. Earth has been invaded by an alien race called the Vogon, and they want to demolish his house to make way for an intergalactic by-pass. So begins a series of side-splittingly funny events. Buy The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, £5.66

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, £5.66

An hilarious re-imaging of the classic Austen novel. The plot is essentially the same as the original, except that its based in an alternate universe version of Regency-era England where zombies terrorize and eat the inhabitants. In between their martial arts training sessions, the five Bennett daughters search for wealthy suitors. Buy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, £5.59

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, £5.59

Andrea Sachs is a recent graduate hoping to break in to the New York publishing scene. She lands herself a job as personal assistant to the notorious fashion magazine editor, Miranda Priestley. The experience becomes hellish as Miranda subjects Andrea to a mixture of demeaning tasks and impossible expectations. Buy The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley, £5.50

Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley, £5.50

As the chief spokesman of the Academy of Tobacco Studies, Nick Naylor has a pretty tough job trying to convince people of the benefits of smoking cigarettes. Along with representatives from the alcohol industry and the firearms industry, Nick creates an M.O.D squad (Merchants of Death) with hilarious consequences. Buy Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley