Carefree, revelatory and intimate, this selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters, compiled by Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law, is alive with wit, passion and heartbreak.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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 830 pages, 40 b/w illus, 32 b/w plates (32pp)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 05/05/2008
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781841157740