Nancy Mitford

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Gibson Square, May 24, 2004 - Novelists, English - 224 pages
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What was Nancy Mitford's wicked sense of humour really like? The writer and poet Harold Acton was-like Nancy Mitford herself-one of the Bright Young Things and a life-long close friend with whom she stayed in touch from Paris and London. From the letters and materials she had been gathering for her autobiography, Acton draws an irresistibly sparkling portrait of the author of Love in a Cold Climate and The Pursuit of Love, who was so unhappy in love herself. Full of her waspish wit, gossip, and the drops of acid she liked to pour on the pretensions of her time, he paints a fresh portrait that is unlikely to be surpassed.

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User Review  - Annalisa - Goodreads

I can't resist a book by or about Nancy Mitford, although this one did rather disappoint. The book was written by Harold Acton, a life-long friend of Mitford's. For someone new to Nancy Mitford, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Thomas - Goodreads

An affectionate biography of Nancy Mitford who was not as nice as she looked Read full review


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