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Love From Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2012
In The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters, Nancy Mitford is portrayed as a rather one dimensional character, who does little else but tease and rile people for a reaction. And this is the persona in which Mitford is remembered. However, this volume of letters shows the complexities of Mitford's personality better than any biography can.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2014
A welcome addition to my Mitford Sisters collection...what an amazing and intriguing woman Nancy was. Always feel she laughed at life but in her heart knew life was laughing at her! Charlotte Mosley does a superb job as editor and would recommend her collection of all the Mitford sisters letters as a great compliment piece to this....
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on 22 July 2014
I have this book already and love it so much I bought another and sent to my sister. She is now heavily invested in the wonderful life of Nancy Mitford as well. The Mitfords especially Nancy and Deborah are wonderful writers; they knew everybody worth knowing in the 20th C and Nancy wrote with wit and first hand knowledge on them all. She is clever, funny, acerbic, cross, snobbish, not snobbish, in fact she is everything all in one book of her letters.
This book is unmissable as is the family one "Letters from Six Sisters" edited by a granddaughter/niece. Wonderful stuff. You don't have to read from P1 to the end; skimming and looking up the index are part of the fun and finally you have read the whole book and start again with your favourite bits.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2012
This large volume of letters contains the essence of the most "Mitford" of all the Mitford sisters, with her unique sense of humour. This is a bargain book at any price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2013
Perfect book for a long convalescence. Love Nancy and her writings and the book arrived on time, in condition and has been much enjoyed
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on 13 March 2015
very satisfatory
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