The Mitford Girls

Mary S. Lovell

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Little, Brown Book Group
18 July 2002
ISBN: 9780349115054
Paperback

From the publisher

'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.