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They're addictive aren't they my dad and I are a little obsessed
Last year I read an omnibus of four of Nancy's novels and two of her histories. I finished "The House of Mitford" by Jonathon and Catherine Guinness this week. And been rewatching the BBC adapation of Love in a Cold Climate/Pursuit of Love. What are your favourite Mitford biogs?
Spied some letters in a charity bookshop last week (well, it's been there for ages, noticed it again then) so will probs buy it in a moment of weakness when I go into the centre tomorrow.
I loved 'Letters Between Six Sisters' edited by Charlotte Moseley. Fascinating. A real doorstop of a book, but I couldn't put it down. Letter between the sisters over decades, such an amazing dialogue through changing times.
Yes, Hons and Rebels is really good, though the first bit about her childhood was more interesting than the later stuff, I thought. She had such a tragic life, though.
Have read and enjoyed both Love in a Cold Climate and Pursuit of Love, also one other whose name I can't remember! All v funny. Would love to read the letters, have meant to for a long time, just haven't got round to it.
For the love of all that is holy avoid Hitlers English Girlfriend by David Rehak. It's supposed to be his dramatic narrative about Unity Mitfords life and its utterly awful. I chanced across it at the library while waiting for the very kind librarian who'd gone looking "in the stacks" for Horror of Love which is about Nancy Mitford. I was a bit dubious but with it being a library book thought I had nothing to lose. How wrong I was. I've never read such utter shit in all my life.
More positively the Mary Lovell and Charlotte Mosely books are excellent. Just about to start Horror of Love.