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Best of the Mitfords
on 24 December 2013
Lengthy and wordy, with long quotations from sometimes trivial letters, nevertheless this tells the story of the most worthy of the notorious Mitford daughters. Nancy achieved fame as a writer but not a nice person to know.
Unity and Diana (Mosley) were Hitler's most devoted admirers. Deborah merely wanted to be a duchess (and did). But Jessica (Decca) was a woman of principle, and the book tells in lavish detail her political development and her romantic marriage to a fellow socialist, Churchill's nephew Esmond Romilly.
A tough read, but worth it in the end.