Diana Mosley, married to the fascist politician Oswald Mosley and friend of Adolph Hitler, was one of the famous Mitford sisters. As this collection shows, she was a woman of formidable intellect and wit whose prose style, like that of her literary sisters, is sparklingly elegant.
The book reviews at the beginning of the book are particularly interesting as Diana had knowledge of many of the authors and characters involved and gives an appealling insight into their backgrounds.
The second section is comprised of her diaries and the third is potted biographies of various famous people she knew - the Evelyn Waugh she describes, for example, being far from the Evelyn Waugh of tradition.
Although her political views poke through the text now and again, this book is an entertaining read and a worthy addition to the Mitford canon.