The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

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Charlotte Mosley
Harper Perennial, 2008 - Great Britain - 834 pages
Carefree, revelatory and intimate, this selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters, compiled by Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law, is alive with wit, passion and heartbreak. The letters chronicle the social quirks and political upheavals of the twentieth century but also chart the stormy, enduring relationships between the uniquely gifted - and collectively notorious - Mitford sisters. There's Nancy, the scalding wit and bestselling novelist; Pamela, who craved a quiet country life; Diana, the fascist wife of Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, whose obsession with Adolf Hitler led to personal tragedy; Jessica, the runaway communist; and Deborah, the socialite who became Duchess of Devonshire. Writing to one another to confide, tease, rage and gossip, the Mitford sisters set out, above all, to amuse. A correspondence of this scope is rare; a collection penned by six born storytellers is irreplaceable.

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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

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About the author (2008)

Charlotte Mosley is Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law. She has worked as a publisher and journalist and was also the editor of 'A Talent to Annoy: Essays, Articles and Reviews by Nancy Mitford' (1986), 'Love From Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford' (1993) and 'The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh' (1996).

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