The six Mitford girls were blessed with beauty, wit and talent, yet they led very distinct, cultural lives and not one sister, except for Diana and Unity, shared the same opinion or ideology.
Author: Lyndsy Spence
Publisher: History PressLtd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The six Mitford girls were blessed with beauty, wit and talent, yet they led very distinct, cultural lives and not one sister, except for Diana and Unity, shared the same opinion or ideology. Nancy Mitford was the ultimate tease and her talent for mockery reformed the publishing industry in the 1930s and ‘40s. Indeed, the Mitford girls’ popularity provoked Jessica to label it ‘The Mitford Industry’. As individuals they exploited their attributes to the best of their abilities, and through difficult times they used laughter as their remedy. Their life experiences, although sometimes maddening, are a lesson to us all. How would the Mitford girls cope with the pressures and turmoil of modern life? Whether it is Pamela’s guide to throwing a jubilee party, Nancy's guide to fashion or Diana’s tips on how to stay young, this quirky and fact-filled book draws on rare and unpublished interviews and information to answer that question.
Celebrate all things Mitford with stories, features and essays on the Mitford girls and their contemporaries, including the much loved Mitford Tease. With contributions from: Meems Ellenberg; Lyndsy Spence; Kathy Hillwig; Annabel Abbs; Terence Towles Canote; Alan Stafford; Claire Meadows; Kim Place-Gateau; Michelle Morrissette; Chiara Martinelli The content includes: Friends and Frenemies: A Mitford Tease; The Muse: Diana Mitford and Helleu; A Very Mitford Reading; Lucia Joyce: The Pioneering Modern Dancer That Almost Was; Pam and Betje: An Enduring Friendship; Beaten by Beaton: Doris Delevingne and her Love Affair with Cecil Beaton; The Company She Kept: Unity Mitford and her Friends;Too Naked for the Nazis: How Betty Knox Went From Chorus Line to Front Line; Lady Bridget Parsons: The Pursuit of Love by; Literary Ladies: The Fictional Worlds of Nancy Mitford, Elizabeth Jane Howard and Lucia Berlin; The Big Tease: How Olivia de Havilland Fell for Nancy Mitford; In The Footsteps of the Mitfords; Debo and Cake: A Royal Friendship; Lady Irene Curzon: A Dim View of Diana; Private Enemy Number One; Camelot in the Derbyshire Dales; The President and The Duchess; Only the Sister: Angela du Maurier; Nancy Mitford and Harold Acton: A Life-long Friendship
The Lives of the Mitford Sisters Laura Thompson. would have it, the sisters are '
iconic'. They are part Audrey ... A book was published recently entitled The Mitford Girls' Guide to Life. Who knows, there may be a guided tour to their widely
Author: Laura Thompson
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'Wonderfully readable ... Emphasises their sheer extraordinariness and celebrates them' MAIL ON SUNDAY. The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege, they became prominent as 'bright young things' in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark – and very public – differences in their outlooks came to symbolise the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their lives – recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson – hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after World War II.
In this compelling new book, Lyndsy Spence follows the rise and fall of their relationship, exploring their decadent society lives in revelatory detail and offering new insight into some of the mid twentieth century’s most prominent ...
Author: Lyndsy Spence
Publisher: The History Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The plot could have been inspired by Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, but unlike Waugh's novel – which parodies the era of the ‘Bright Young Things’ – The Mistress of Mayfair is a real-life story of scandal, greed, corruption and promiscuity at the heart of 1920s and ’30s high society, focusing on the wily, willful socialite Doris Delevingne and her doomed relationship with the gossip columnist Valentine Browne, Viscount Castlerosse. Marrying each other in pursuit of the finer things in life, their unlikely union was tempestuous from the off, rocked by affairs (with a whole host of society figures, including Cecil Beaton, Diana Mitford and Winston Churchill, amongst others) on both sides, and degenerated into one of London’s bitterest, and most talked about, divorce battles. In this compelling new book, Lyndsy Spence follows the rise and fall of their relationship, exploring their decadent society lives in revelatory detail and offering new insight into some of the mid twentieth century’s most prominent figures.
'... [a] good, old-fashioned gossip with completely fascinating friends -- and I mean that as a compliment.' - The Court Jeweller '[A] book to be savored; a marvelous work of evocation, narrative and research! Witty, pungent, irreverent and totally absorbing.' -The Esoteric Curiosa 'If there is a moral from this entertaining book, it is simply don't get married. Just take a cheque.' - We Are Cult 'Oh dear, ' said Evelyn Waugh of his society friends, 'these great ladies.' In this book of pen portraits the reader is introduced to obscure ladies who were society stars in their day. From the Churchills to the Mitfords, British and European Royals, to international playboys and film stars, these ladies knew everyone. And everyone knew them, for better or worse. Margaret, Duchess of Argyll: Famous for her naughty polaroids, and whose divorce from her Duke saw 88 men named as her lovers. Mariga Guinness: A bewitching German princess with a harrowing childhood, who fought to preserve Irish buildings and became an icon in the process. Sylvia Ashley: A girl from the wrong side of the tracks who married two lords, two Hollywood stars, and a Russian prince. Joan Wyndham: A bohemian aristocrat who shunned a debutante existence to live a life of debauchery in Chelsea. Enid Lindeman: An Australian wine heiress who married four rich and titled men, and buried them all. Venetia Montagu: A society girl who moved at the centre of H.H. Asquith's wartime government. Irene Curzon: A 'poor little rich girl' who dared to break the rules. Jean Massereene: A dazzling viscountess whose association with Sir Edward Carson almost ruined her reputation. A true eccentric, fashion icon, and champion of the spiritualist movement.
MCCARTHY , MARY ( 1912 - ) How I Grew McCarthy traces her life from girlhood
in Seattle in the mid - 1920s , to her ... In her first volume of memoirs Jessica Mitford tells the story of her childhood and early life , up to the Second World War
Here , part of the course was Girl Guiding , which Nancy enjoyed so much that
she persuaded her mother to let her start a company of Guides at ... This is life ,
what we have been waiting for all these years , here we are , and here it is , a ball
, actually going on now ... A page from Nancy's photograph album showing the Girl Guide camp at Eynsham , 1923 The scoring range G. G. Camp at Eynsham
Author: Sophia Murphy
Publisher: Salem House Publishers
Foto's van de bekende Engelse familie in de 20e eeuw, met korte beschrijvingen
The Pursuit of Love is the first novel in Nancy Mitford’s acclaimed trilogy about the exploits of Fanny and her cousins, and established her as one of the most significant female writers of the early 20th century.
Author: Bright Summaries
Category: Study Aids
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Muckraking reporter was an unlikely destiny for Mitford , one of the famous ' Mitford girls ' who thrilled English society and headline writers with ... They settled
in San Francisco after the war and when life was too easy , resettled in Oakland .
Author: Harriet Swift
Publisher: Rdr Books
From Gertrude Stein to Whoopi Goldberg to Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco is virtually synonymous with independent women. Harriet Swift has captured the special delights of the Bay Area. Her book is filled with cultural insights, offbeat travel tips & delightful armchair reading. This comprehensive guide offers in-depth coverage while emphasizing the cultural diversity that makes San Francisco one of the the world's most lovable cities.
I came home to a fabulous bubble bath in our whirlpool tub and read a chapter
from the latest book in the Mitford series . Then I went to Starbucks and had a
Venti Decaf Mocha with my best girl friend . ... When life got too strenuous on the
beach , I walked ten feet to the massage therapists ' hut , and they gave me a two
Author: Ellie Kay
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
Category: Business & Economics
A leading family financial expert combines financial planning and budgeting basics to present a comprehensive guide, filled with amusing anecdotes, practical advice, and encouragement, that covers such topics as planning for the future, safeguarding your family's income, and getting out of debt. Original.
Life was seldom dull in the Mitfords ' home , it seems . Printed notices in guest
rooms warned ... And the hills sometimes resounded with the screams of the girls
being tracked by their father ' s bloodhounds . Stone walls enclose the meadows
Swinburne , Poems and Prose Good Life 962 . Thomas Mann , Stories and 925 .
... Miss Mitford , Our Village Nobody 928 . Tales of Detection 964 . Browning ... A
Story Book for Boys and and Prose Girls 969 . Flaubert , Sentimental Edu935 .
In front of the Louvre , children ran around the pond with sticks to guide the
ancient sailing boats that they hired for € 2 a time . ... The Swan at Swinbrook is
owned by Debo , the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and the last of the Mitford girls .
... HEATHER MATARAZZO In 1989 , the Glen Ridge high school football team
lured a teenage girl into a basement . ... class British life in the 1930s gets a droll
sendup in " Love in a Cold Climate , " a two - part adaptation of Nancy Mitford ' s ...
... MARIA ( 1767 - 1849 ) . of rustic oddities , furnish a sort of comic chorus The
Absentee , E : 1812 . to the love affairs of a provincial boy and girl . ... In
background and minor characters , reminisAgain a picture of 18th - century
country life in cent of the foregoing work . ... + MITFORD , MARY RUSSELL (
1787 – 1855 ) .
LIBRARY OF FAMOUS BOOKS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS . ... Passages in the Life
of a Galley Lamb's Tales from Shakspeare . Slave . Southey's Life of Nelson . The
Downfall of Napoleon . By SIR WALTER SCOTT . Miss Mitford's Our Village .