Nancy Mitford : A Memoir

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9780060100186: Nancy Mitford : A Memoir

Special West End Hardback Edition of the Trade Paperback; this only available biography of Nancy Mitford in the year when her work is being relaunched and televised, by her friend Sir Harold Acton. 'A wonderful portrait of her' The Duchess of Devonshire; 'Gossipy, affectionate and immensely revealing...a hotline to Nancy Mitford...filled with her deliciously funny voice.' Deborah Moggach. The Hon. Nancy Mitford work are satirical masterpieces like those of her male counterpart Evelyn Waugh. This book coincides with the televising of Love in a Cold Climate and programme on her and her sisters. Her life-long friend Harold Acton knew her better than anyone and shows her unusual life and characteristic supreme wit better than anyone else now is able to.

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What 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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'One of Acton's best books' -- Spectator

'Packed with good stories' -- The Times

'Stylish and loving... she gave as much pleasure to her circle of friends and relations as she gave to her readers' -- Evening Standard, Antonia Fraser

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