The Mitford Girls

This is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, containing much new material, based on exclusive access to Mitford archives.

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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'A cracking read ' Lynn Barber, Observer The Mitford Girls tells the true story behind the gaiety and frivolity of the six Mitford daughters - and the facts are as sensational as any novel: Nancy, whose bright social existence masked an obsessional doomed love which soured her success; Pam, a countrywoman married to one of the best brains in Europe; Diana, an iconic beauty, who was already married when at 22 she fell in love with Oswald Moseley, the leader of the British fascists; Unity, who romantically in love with Hitler, became a member of his inner circle before shooting herself in the temple when WWII was declared; Jessica, the family rebel, who declared herself a communist in the schoolroom and the youngest sister, Debo, who became the Duchess of Devonshire. This is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, containing much new material, based on exclusive access to Mitford archives.

Take Six Girls

The contrasting lives of the Mitford sisters – stylish, scandalous and tragic by turns – hold up a mirror to upper-class life before and after the Second World War.

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784970883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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'Wonderfully readable ... Emphasises their sheer extraordinariness and celebrates them' MAIL ON SUNDAY. The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege, they became prominent as 'bright young things' in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark – and very public – differences in their outlooks came to symbolise the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their lives – recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson – hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after World War II.

The Mitford Girls Guide to Life

The first book to provide an answer to how the perennially popular Mitford girls would cope with modern life

Author: Lyndsy Spence

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750994255

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 256

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The first book to provide an answer to how the perennially popular Mitford girls would cope with modern life

The Mitford Affair

An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read' EVENING STANDARD 'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun.

Author: Jessica Fellowes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751567213

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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***PLEASE NOTE: The Mitford Affair was previously published as Bright Young Dead*** 'Absolute blissikins. Set in 1925, The Mitford Affair is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters' GUARDIAN As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away. PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES 'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction' GRAHAM NORTON 'A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit' THE TIMES (crime book of the month) 'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery' DAISY GOODWIN 'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable' ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime novels of the year) 'Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one' SUSAN HILL 'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book' THE POOL 'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read' EVENING STANDARD 'This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy' HEAT 'The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page' VIV GROSKOP 'Full of period pleasure' WOMAN & HOME 'An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking' ALEX GRAY 'A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it' JULIAN FELLOWES 'Jessica Fellowes' deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot' METRO 'What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat' AMANDA CRAIG 'This is a chocolate soufflé of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end' JULIET NICOLSON

The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family

Originally published: The Mitford girls. London : Little, Brown, 2001. Includes
bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-393-01043-0 1. Mitford family. 2.
Mitford, Nancy, 1904–1973. 3. Mitford, Jessica, 1917–4. Mitford, Unity, 1914–
1948. 5.

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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"Fascinating, the way all great family stories are fascinating."—Robert Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review This is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the world wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; beautiful Diana married the Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; and Unity, a close friend of Hitler, shot herself in the head when England and Germany declared war. The Mitfords had style and presence and were mercilessly gifted. Above all, they were funny—hilariously and mercilessly so. In this wise, evenhanded, and generous book, Mary Lovell captures the vitality and drama of a family that took the twentieth century by storm and became, in some respects, its victims.

The Six

The Lives of the Mitford Sisters Laura Thompson ... 128–9, 135 leave Britain 316
–18 love for 9, 11, 135–42, 231–2, 243–4, 274 postwar years 297–300 wartime
detention of 227, 242–4 wedding in Germany 176–7 and Nancy 11–12, 15, 25,
62 ...

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250099552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Riveting. The Six captures all the wayward magnetism and levity that have enchanted countless writers without neglecting the tragic darkness of many of the sisters’ life choices and the savage sociopolitical currents that fueled them.” – Tina Brown, The New York Times Book Review The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as “bright young things” in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark—and very public—differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives—recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson—hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII. The Six was previously published as Take Six Girls.

Plays and Players

... Edward II April 1982 An Evening with Dave Allen January 1982 An Evening's
Intercourse with Barry Humphries March ... Mime Festival April 1982 Miss
Margarida's Way November 1982 The Mitford Girls December 1981 Molière -
Stratford ...

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Bright Young Dead

A dazzling example of a golden age mystery." —Daisy Goodwin, author of Victoria and The American Heiress on The Mitford Murders Set amid the legendary Mitford household, Bright Young Dead is the second in the thrilling, Golden Age-style ...

Author: Jessica Fellowes

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250170828

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 117

"True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery." —Daisy Goodwin, author of Victoria and The American Heiress on The Mitford Murders Set amid the legendary Mitford household, Bright Young Dead is the second in the thrilling, Golden Age-style Mitford Murders series by Jessica Fellowes, author of the New York Times bestselling Downton Abbey books. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away.

Book Review Digest

Slavery – Africa 2 . ... Susan Hepler ( 50 - 500w ) LOVELL , MARY S . The sisters ;
the saga of the Mitford family . ... Mitford family ISBN 0 - 393 - 01043 - 0 LC 2001 -
44942 Engl . title : The Mitford girls SUMMARY : This is a biography of the six ...

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International Motion Picture Almanac

Studied at London Acad . of Music and Dramatic Arts . THEATRE : Popkiss , Two
Gentlemen of Verona , Pippin , The Mitford Girls . Benefactors , Noel and Gertie ,
Separate Tables , The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie . PICTURES : The Elephant ...

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The Girls and I

HOPPUS ( Mary ) . - A GREAT TREASON : A KINGSLEY ( Charles ) . - Eversley
Edition . 13 vols . Globe 8vo . 55 . each . - WESTWARD Story of the War of
Independence . 2 vols . Ho ! 2 vols . - Two YEARS AGO . 2 vols .Cr . 8vo . gs .
HYPATIA .

Author: Mrs. Molesworth

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Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 192

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Drama

By Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse , Richard Rodgers and Oscar
Hammerstein II . Apollo Victoria : : THE MITFORD GIRLS . By Caryl Brahms , Ned
Sherrin and ... Duke of York ' s : : THE LOVE - GIRL AND THE INNOCENT . By
Alexander ...

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International Television Video Almanac

Studied at London Acad . of Music and Dramatic Arts . THEATRE : Popkiss , Two
Gentlemen of Verona , Pippin , The Mitford Girls , Benefactors , Noel and Gertie ,
Separate Tables , The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie . PICTURES : The Elephant ...

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London Access

Mrs . Bryan Guinness ( one of the Mitford girls and later Lady Diana Mosley ) as
Polyhymnia , Muse of Sacred Song ... It contains a chapter on conservation
techniques , a brief history of the collection , a complete list of all 2 , 050 pictures
and ...

Author: Richard Saul Wurman

Publisher: Access Press (WA)

ISBN: 9780671625764

Category: London (England)

Page: 182

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International Who s who in Music and Musicians Directory

Greta Strand , 31 July 1965 , 1 son , 2 daughters . ... Career : As Conductor , Side
by Side By Sondheim , 1976 ; A Chorus Line , 1976 ; Annie , 1978 ; Oklahoma ,
1979–80 ; The Mitford Girls , 1981 ; Evita , 1983 ; As Arranger , Songbook , 1979
 ...

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Reports from Commissioners

I think , therefore , that I am justified in stating that education is in itself industrial
training , and that , of the two , it would be ... These are , for the boys , spade
husbandry , shoemaking , tailoring , baking , the care and management of the
steam engine , and military music ; and for the girls ... in the Mitford and Launditch
Union . 3 Schoolmasters . 1 Workhouse Master . 2 Solicitors ' Clerks . 2
Accountants .

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Annual Report of the Local Government Board

I think , therefore , that I am justified in stating that education is in itself industrial
training , and that , of the two , it would be ... These are , for the boys , spade
husbandry , shoemaking , tailoring , baking , the care and management of the
steam engine , and military music ; and for the girls ... furnished to me by the
master of the Mitford and Launditch Union School , in which both the school
instruction and the ...

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American Book Publishing Record

2 . Female friendship Fiction . 3 . Women - United States - - Fiction . 4 . Domestic
fiction . I . Title . JACOBS , Laura . ... II . Series . 1 . Mitford ( N . C . : Imaginary
place ) Fiction . 2 . City and town life - Fiction . 3 . North Carolina - Fiction . 4 .

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Celebrity Family Trees

OSWALD MOSLEY The Mitford sisters were undeniably remarkable , but their
cult is largely to do with the novels of the ... offer a sharp portrait of a mode of life
whose vector of possibility was drawing to a close in the build - up to World War II
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Author: Ed Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780760783122

Category: Celebrities

Page: 178

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"If you thought the rich and famous were weird, wait till you meet their relatives"--Back cover.

The Journals 1949 1965

He goes to church in his two parishes , twice on Sundays , so as to be the dutiful
churchwarden . This annoys Constance . ... Through his mother Joan , a sister of
the 2nd Lord Redesdale , he was a cousin of the Mitford girls . 2 Major Lawrence
 ...

Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 668

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Journal and diary excerpts range from the author's student days at Oxford in the late 1940s and chronicle such experiences as teaching on the Greek island of Spetsai and his love affair with the married woman who would become his wife.