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The Blessing (novel)

The Blessing is a comic satirical novel by Nancy Mitford, first published in 1951.

The Blessing
First edition
Author Nancy Mitford
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 305

Plot summaryEdit

It is set in the post-World War II period and concerns Grace, an English country girl who moves to France after falling for a dashing aristocratic Frenchman named Charles-Edouard who lusts after other women. Their son Sigi aims to keep his parents apart by engineering misunderstandings.

Film adaptationEdit

A 1959 film called Count Your Blessings was based in the novel. It starred Maurice Chevalier.

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