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Has anyone read The Mitford: Letters between Six Sisters?

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smallwhitecat Fri 10-Oct-08 14:23:16

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NoblesseOblige Fri 10-Oct-08 14:25:08

is wonderful.

they slag each other off all the time and still address each other as darling!


smallwhitecat Fri 10-Oct-08 14:31:09

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JuneBugJen Fri 10-Oct-08 14:32:42

There is the recent autobiography of the Mitfords which I read first which is even better. I had a Mitford month and am slightly in love with them all (a bit less with Unity!)

I want to be Debo. wink

beanieb Fri 10-Oct-08 14:33:37

No - but thanks for reminding me - is it out in paperback yet... runs to find out. I love all this stuff.

JuneBugJen Fri 10-Oct-08 14:34:20

I think 'Vile Bodies' is based on their lives and I have to get it out on DVD.

The only criticism of the book is that (not to be too horrible about older folk) but that there are too many letters post 1950's, when they become a bit less interesting.

beanieb Fri 10-Oct-08 14:37:15

If you haven't already, Nicholas Mosley's book 'rules of the game' is a good read.

smallwhitecat Fri 10-Oct-08 14:38:57

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JuneBugJen Fri 10-Oct-08 14:40:24

Ta for the recommendation bearnieb.

Its so odd seeing Maxwell Mosely having all that crap with the prossie orgy when all I can think of is the poor little baby who was left when Diana was in prison!

elkiedee Fri 31-Oct-08 23:17:45

Something I want to buy, though I've got several Mitford related books to catch up with - my favourites have always been Jessica for her politics and Nancy for the novels.

llareggub Fri 31-Oct-08 23:23:34

Oh, oh, oh! I can't wait to read it. I read Love in a Cold Climate recently and loved it so much.

I have lots of Mitford Books on the way, and am looking forward to a Mitford November.

tuesdayafternoon Fri 31-Oct-08 23:52:46

I'd like to be Debo too (she's still alive for one thing wink)

tuesdayafternoon Fri 31-Oct-08 23:53:21

But then, imagine being the last survivor when you had 5 sisters...that must be sad sad

sleepyeyes Sat 01-Nov-08 15:00:24

I love this books and keep it by my bed side great for dipping in and out of.

There parents seem so stiff and proper yet they managed to produce such interesting daughter that lead really exciting and eventful lives each taking part or experienced almost every major historical era/war/movement or incident in the last century.

I loved Debo too.
LOL the bitching and fall outs they had.

sleepyeyes Sat 01-Nov-08 15:01:29

A should have read interesting daughterS.

NoblesseOblige Sat 01-Nov-08 15:41:53

i think Unity was very interesting. controversial, but interesting.

smallwhitecat Sat 01-Nov-08 15:49:05

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NoblesseOblige Sat 01-Nov-08 15:52:49

you do wonder really how such clearly lovely, caring and highly intelligent women oculd get involved with and support such people?

Diana was once said to say that "Streicher was a kitten!

i could mitford-ise all day grin

browntrout Sat 01-Nov-08 15:54:52

though Debo's letters were really very funny - she seemed the most satirical and incisive of them. Nancy came across as a bit bitter IMO

smallwhitecat Sat 01-Nov-08 15:57:20

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