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Posted June 23, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 8, 2014
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