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    DescriptionDiana Mosley was one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of recent times. For some, she was a cult; for many, anathema. Born in 1910 Diana was the most beautiful and the cleverest of the six Mitford sisters. She was eighteen when she married Bryan Guinness, of the brewing dynasty, by whom she had two sons. After four years, she left him for the fascist leader, Oswald Mosley, and set herself up as Mosley's mistress - a course of action that horrified her family and scandalised society. In 1933 she took her sister Unity to Germany; soon both had met the new German leader, Adolf Hitler. Diana became so close to him that when she and Mosley married in 1936 the ceremony took place in the Goebbels drawing room and Hitler was guest of honour. She continued to visit Hitler until a month before the outbreak of war; and afterwards, for many, years, refused to believe in the reality of the Holocaust. This gripping book is a portrait of both an extraordinary individual and the strange, terrible world of political extremism in the 1930s.


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    Title
    Diana Mosley
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne De Courcy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099470274
    ISBN 10: 0099470276
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.082092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, NHD
    Illustrations note
    16
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    04 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anne De Courcy is a well-known biographer, journalist, interviewer and reviewer. She is the author of The Viceroy's Daughters and Diana Mosley.
    Review quote
    "I defy anyone not to be interested in this book...convincing and compelling. De Courcy's book takes the ruthless moon goddess of 20th-century myth and turns her into a human being, and that is more than many biographies would have done" Independent on Sunday "Moseley undoubtedly led a fascinating - if frequently unsavoury - life. This gripping biography tells her unique story" Red "Anne de Courcy has a riveting tale to tell and she does it with an ergomatic deftness that is enviable. Bold lady; compelling book" Literary Review