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on 31 March 2007
This is a good read, although Mitford's style can get a bit too frothy at times - all felt a bit sameish by the end of the book. However, I loved lines like "Low Church people are very holy but they do so treat God like their first cousin" and "A friend of mine called Lady Pat Russell writes from Austria that she was raped by 6 Cossacks. (Hard cheese as she is a Lesbian.) Very topical & in the swim of her isn't it. I wrote back and told her what the Americans are like here to cheer her up." and "Funny how people who know nothing about sex never do think of that sort of thing - I mean people like uncle Tommy if they meet a bugger always expect to be fallen upon tooth and nail."
But sometimes you feel that the letters she got back in return might have been the better half of the correspondence, especially as she was corresponding with the likes of Evelyn Waugh.