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The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Fascinating family from before my time.

    Really enjoying this book that we will discuss at my Book Club meeting next week. I knew nothing about this family. Now I want to read more - which is always an indicator of a good book to me.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2010

    Great telling of the British upper class in the years after WWI thru the 60's

    Not knowing anything about these sisters came as a surprise to me for all of the history of this period that I have read. The book moves along very rapidly and each of the sisters comes to life through Lovell's easy going style. I must admidt that I made frequent use of the family tree in the front of the book in the beginning, and was at a loss as to the meaning of some of the truly British expressions. However, none of this takes away from the portrait of this rare group of sisters each of whom lived a fuller life than many of us can imagine. I'm thinking of purchasing it as a video book for my 96 year old mother who I know will enjoy it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    A TOUCHING,REVEALING AND PLAYFUL LOOK AT HISTORY ON THE CONTINENT

    The span of this family saga/historical biography is short in years but infinite in its coverage of the lives of talented British sisters.
    I was sorry to reach the last of the almost 600 pages. I learned much about the history preceding and during WWII and learned it with the flair and fantasy the author intended.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2007

    Outstanding

    I love history and read a lot of non-fiction books. But...this is most simply the most outstanding non-fiction book I have ever read, and one of my favorites out of ALL the genres. It reads almost like a fictional book and I could not put it down. A pleaser on all levels and a must read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Loved this book!

    Lovell wrote an enjoyable and engaging biography on these fascinating characters who lived in a remarkable time. For anyone who loves history and politics- this is a book for you!
    The words that come to mind are not enough. So I'll leave it at this: I highly recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Great story of interesting women

    Great story about some sisters who grew up in Britain around WW II. They were politically active and interacted with Hitler to Churchill . The only reason I did not give it 5 STARS was that none of the pictures came thru on the Nook! Hope they update it with pictures soon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    Fascinating

    A fascinating family history. It made me want to read Nancy Mitford's novels -- which were excellent and funny.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I had come across the names of one or another of the Mitford sisters in various contexts and although intrigued by them I had never read a biography until now. I found the book a fascinating read and well worth reading by anyone interested in the history of the era leading up the the Second World War.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    learned more than i wanted to know about this awful family

    learned more than i wanted to know about this awful family

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Interesting Historical Fictio

    Enjoyed hearing about each sister and how they where affected during that era,.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Loved the book, want to read more on the sisters.

    Loved the book, want to read more on the sisters.

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