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The House of Mitford

By Jonathan Guiness

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Format: Paperback / softback, 646 pages
Other Information: 16 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
Published In: United Kingdom, 04 November 2004
Among the six daughters and one son born to David, second Lord Redesdale, and his wife Sydney were Nancy, the novelist and historian; Diana, who married fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, friend of Hitler; Jessica, who became a communist and then an investigative journalist; and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and mistress of Chatsworth. 'The Mitford Girls,' as John Betjeman called them, were one of the twentieth century's most controversial families; said to be always either in shrieks of laughter or floods of tears, they were glamorous, romantic and - especially in politics - extreme. Yet the teasing, often bordering on cruelty, the flamboyant contrasts and the violent disagreements, hid a powerful affection, subtle likenesses in character, and a powerful underlying unity.

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The controversial Mitford family is never far from the public eye Written by Diana Mosley's son, a member of the Guinness family New edition will be extensively updated - much fresh information has come to light since first publication 20,000 copies of original hardback sold 'A most lively and readable portrait of the Mitford girls' and their forebears. Written with detachment and good-humoured affection' Economist

About the Author

Jonathan Guinness is the elder son of Diana Mosley by her first marriage to Bryan Guinness, now Lord Moyne. He has worked in journalism and banking. Catherine Guinness is the eldest of his five children. She has been a journalist with Interview magazine and has also worked for a firm of investment advisers. She is married to James, Lord Neidpath, the historian.

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'Bigger, better and back on the shelves. Lord Moyne's lively account of the swishest society sextet has been updated. It's an oldie but it's a goodie'. - Camilla Long Tatler 'This entertaining book continues to promote the Mitfords' historical interest' The Times

EAN: 9780753818039
ISBN: 0753818035
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensions: 19.61 x 13.16 x 4.39 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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