The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

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Harper Collins, Oct 28, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 896 pages

The Mitford sisters were the great wits and beauties of their time. Immoderate in their passions for ideas and people, they counted among their diverse friends Adolf Hitler and Queen Elizabeth II, Cecil Beaton and President Kennedy, Evelyn Waugh and Givenchy.

The Mitfords offers an unparalleled look at these privileged siblings through their own unabashed correspondence. Spanning the twentieth century, the magically vivid letters of the legendary Mitfords constitute a superb social and historical chronicle and an intimate portrait of the stormy but enduring relationships between six beautiful, gifted, and radically different women.

 

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User Review  - LiteraryChanteuse - LibraryThing

This book gave a very interesting insight to the sisters and how they felt about each other. A little daunting reading 800 pgs of letters but by the end it wet my appetite for more about the Mitford Sisters. Read full review

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Letters between six sisters, spanning over 70 years, would be interesting enough.... but the fact these are the Mitford girls make them even more so. Charlotte Mosley's "The Mitfords: Letters between ... Read full review

Contents

Two 19331939
31
Three 19391945
141
Four 19451949
209
Five 19501959
261
Six 19601966
321
Seven 19671973
477
Eight 19741994
601
Nine 19952003
753
acknowledgements
805
index
807
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About the author (2008)

Charlotte Mosley, Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law, has worked as a publisher and journalist. She has published A Talent to Annoy: Essays, Articles, and Reviews by Nancy Mitford; Love from Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford; and The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh. She lives in Paris.

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