Nancy Mitford

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Gibson Square, May 24, 2004 - Novelists, English - 224 pages
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Nancy Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease and an acute observer of upper-class British idiosyncrasies. With the publication of The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate (advised by Evelyn Waugh), she became a huge bestselling author and has remained a household name ever since. A few years before she died, she had started to collect material and letters to use for an autobiography. Her devastating illness prevented her from writing this memoir, but in 1974 Harold Acton, her close friend, completed her project on the basis of what she had collected in a work that is a witty tribute to her larger-than-life personality.

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User Review  - Summermoonstone - LibraryThing

I love The Mitfords. Have read so much about them I feel I know them as personal friends. I love this "biography" by Harold Acton who was a true friend to them throughout their lives. It is not truly ... Read full review

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User Review  - drmarymccormack - LibraryThing

Anything by or about the Mitfords is delightful to read(for me, that is). This is not the authoritative book on Nancy Mitford but it's written by a personal friend so it includes lots of juicy little tid bits. Read full review


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