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Description - The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters by Charlotte Mosley

The never-before published letters of the legendary Mitford sisters, alive with wit, affection, tragedy and gossip: a charismatic history of the century's signal events played out in the lives of a controversial and uniquely gifted family. Nancy, the scalding wit who parlayed her family life into bestselling novels. Diana, the fascist jailed with her husband, Oswald Mosley, during WWII. Unity, a suicide, torn by her worship of Hitler and her loyalty to home. Debo, who adored pleasure and fun, and found herself Duchess of Devonshire. Pamela, who craved nothing more than a quiet country life. Jessica, the runaway, a communist and fighter for social change. The Mitfords became myth in their own time: the great wits and beauties of their age, they were immoderate in their passions for ideas and people. Virtually spanning the century, these letters between the sisters - alternately touching and explosive - constitute a superb social chronicle, and explore with disarming intimacy their shifting relationships.As editor Charlotte Mosley notes, not since the Brontes has a single family written so much about themselves, or been so written about. Their letters are widely recognized to contain the best of their writing. Mosley, Diana's niece, will select from an archive of 18,000, to which she has exclusive access.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841157740
ISBN-10: 1841157740
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 48mm)
Pages: 830
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 5-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charlotte Mosley

Charlotte Mosely has worked as a publisher and journalist. She is married to Alexander, Diana Mitford's son. She has published '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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