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    Nancy Mitford (Paperback) By (author) Nancy Mitford, By (author) Harold Acton, By (author) Diana Mosley

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    DescriptionWhat was Nancy Mitford's wicked sense of humour really like? The writer and poet Harold Acton was - like Nancy Mitford herself - one of the Bright Young Things and a life-long close friend with whom she stayed in touch from Paris and London. From the letters and materials she had been gathering for her autobiography, Acton draws an irresistibly sparkling portrait of the author of "Love in a Cold Climate" and "The Pursuit of Love", who was so unhappy in love herself. Full of her waspish wit, gossip, and the drops of acid she liked to pour on the pretensions of her time, he paints a fresh portrait that is unlikely to be surpassed.

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    Nancy Mitford
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nancy Mitford, By (author) Harold Acton, By (author) Diana Mosley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 171 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906142575
    ISBN 10: 1906142572

    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNBL1
    Gibson Square Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gibson Square Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Harold Acton was one of the bright young things (Evelyn Waugh based one of his most loved characters on him) who was one of Nancy Mitford's closest friends. Diana Mitford was Nancy Mitford's sister and a friend of Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill.
    Review quote
    The autobiography Nancy Mitford intended to write herself.' Daily Mail " 'A hotline to Nancy Mitford.' Deborah Moggach " Foreword by Diana Mosley " 'Weep with laughter.' India Knight, London Review of Books