Nancy Mitford: The Biography Edited from Nancy Mitford's Letters [NOOK Book]

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The autobiography Nancy Mitford intended to write herself.’ Daily Mail ‘A hotline to Nancy Mitford.’ Deborah Moggach ‘Weep with laughter.’ India Knight, London Review of Books Nancy Mitford was the eldest and most famous of the Mitford sisters. A relentless tease, she wrote brilliantly satirical novels about her family and those around her. But what was her waspish sense of humour like for her friends? This intimate biography draws a witty, real-life portrait of Nancy, based on the letters she intended to use for...
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Nancy Mitford: The Biography Edited from Nancy Mitford's Letters

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The autobiography Nancy Mitford intended to write herself.’ Daily Mail ‘A hotline to Nancy Mitford.’ Deborah Moggach ‘Weep with laughter.’ India Knight, London Review of Books Nancy Mitford was the eldest and most famous of the Mitford sisters. A relentless tease, she wrote brilliantly satirical novels about her family and those around her. But what was her waspish sense of humour like for her friends? This intimate biography draws a witty, real-life portrait of Nancy, based on the letters she intended to use for her autobiography. The result is a sparkling and irresistible portrait filled with her unique voice and endless addiction to gossip and shrieking!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906142582
  • Publisher: Gibson Square
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 202,475
  • File size: 374 KB

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

    The lady was a pip...

    Nancy Mitford and Harold Acton were life-long friends, a relationship which clearly favors the lady in "Nancy Mitford: The Biography." But the real spark comes from the generous use of her many letters to friends (and occasional detractors) that lend this work a distinctly autobiographical flavor. From the beginning,Nancy was a veritable pip--the kind of teenage girl that is the sinking despair of many a parent. Take her letter home on a class trip to the Continent in 1922: "Muv--There are dozens of sweet little boys here (hall boys) perfect pets, I shall give them my chocs." Or: "Marjorie has such lovely clothes I feel like a rag bag..." And: "...Jean is very nice and very Canadian. Both she and Marjorie powder their noses the whole time I wish I could, I'm sure for travelling one ought to." Harold Acton was done a magnificent job in assembling a trove of snippets such as these to illuminate the life and times of this unusual, highly talented woman.

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