The Mitford Girls

Author: Mary S. Lovell
Homepage 9780349115054

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $14.00(NZD)
  • : 9780349115054
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Abacus
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  • : 0.514
  • : July 2002
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : books

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  • : Mary S. Lovell
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  • : Paperback
  • : 1
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  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 611
  • : 32pp b&w illustrations
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Barcode 9780349115054
9780349115054

Description

This biography tells the true story behind the gaiety and frivolity of the six Mitford daughters - and the facts are as sensational as a novel. There is Nancy, whose bright social existence masked a doomed obsessional love, which soured her success; Pam, a countrywoman maried to one of the best brains in Europe; Diana, an iconic beauty, who was already married when, at 22, she fell in love with Oswald Moseley, leader of the British fascists; Unity, who, romantically in love with Hitler, became a member of his inner circle before shooting herself in the temple when World War II was declared; Jessica, the family rebel, who declared herself a Communist in the schoolroom; and the youngest sister, Debo, who became the Duchess of Devonshire. Their extraordinary lives are revealed by the author, who had exclusive access to the Mitford archives.

Promotion info

* Major broadsheet Ad campaign * Reviews and features in national press and women's magazines * On-going author PR to include appearances at literary festivals