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    The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (Hardback) By (author) Nancy Mitford, By (author) Evelyn Waugh, By (author) Charlotte Mosley


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    DescriptionNancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, two of the twentieth century's most gifted writers, matched wits and exchanged insults in a continuous irreverent dialogue. Their delicious letters, most never before published (for fear of speaking ill of the living), provide colorful glimpses of both lives, of an enduring but thorny friendship, and of the literary and social circles of London and Paris at midcentury. Waugh and Mitford came out of the group of London socialites known as the Bright Young Things; they both found best-selling success in the 1940s, Waugh with Brideshead Revisited, Mitford with The Pursuit of Love. In their letters they sharpened their wits at the expense of friends and enemies alike and eagerly dissected their friends, including Harold Acton, Graham Greene, the Sitwells, Duff and Diana Cooper, Randolph Churchill, and their favorite butt, Cyril Connolly. Waugh's pessimistic brand of Roman Catholicism clashed with Mitford's cheerful iconoclasm; her francophilia only fueled he

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    The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nancy Mitford, By (author) Evelyn Waugh, By (author) Charlotte Mosley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 527
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    ISBN 13: 9780395740156
    ISBN 10: 0395740150

    BIC subject category V2: DSK, BG
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC E4L: LIT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
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    Thema V1.0: DS, DNBL
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
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