The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

4.09 avg rating
( 2,565 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061373640: The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters

The great wits and beauties of their age, the Mitford sisters were immoderate in their passions for ideas and people, counting among their diverse friends Adolf Hitler and Queen Elizabeth II, Cecil Beaton and President Kennedy, Evelyn Waugh and Givenchy. As editor Charlotte Mosley notes, not since the Brontës have the members of a single family written so much about themselves, or have been so written about.

The Mitfords offers an unparalleled look at these privileged sisters: Nancy, the scalding wit who transformed her family life into bestselling novels; Pamela, who craved nothing more than a quiet country life; Diana, the fascist jailed with her husband, Oswald Mosley, during World War II; Unity, a suicide, torn by her worship of Hitler and her loyalty to home; Jessica, the runaway Communist and fighter for social change; and Deborah, the genial socialite who found herself Duchess of Devonshire.

Spanning the twentieth century, the magically vivid letters of the legendary Mitford sisters constitute not just a superb social and historical chronicle; they also provide an intimate portrait of the stormy but enduring relationships between six beautiful, gifted, and radically different women who wrote to one another to confide, commiserate, tease, rage, and gossip—and above all to amuse.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Charlotte Mosley, Diana Mitford's daughter-in-law, has worked as a publisher and journalist. She has published A Talent to Annoy: Essays, Articles, and Reviews by Nancy Mitford; Love from Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford; and The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh. She lives in Paris.

Review:

“Fascinating...Their irresistible appeal comes from the way they invite us into the close family circle.” (New York Times Book Review)

“Funny, loving, sparkly, snarky, heartbreaking, chilling, gossipy, wise....You’ll be rewarded with six up-close, personal-and sometimes appalling-takes on the 20th century.” (O magazine)

“A splendid introduction to the eccentric charms of the Mitford world...On my short list of best books of the year.” (Newsday)

“Marvelous...THE MITFORDS is quite simply one of the most sinful guilty pleasures of the season.” (Baltimore Sun)

“Fascinating...The sisters had the stiff upper lip of their class, and, it must be said, a way with words.” (Wall Street Journal)

“Nothing captures their enduring allure quite like their own correspondence...With this epistolary testament to sisterhood, the mystery of the Mitfords...has at last been solved.” (Vogue)

“Compelling...The letters are so affecting that it is difficult to refrain from wanting to get to know the sisters better.” (St. Petersburg Times)

“An engrossing, deeply personal group portrait...Each letter is a thrilling gem unto itself...Marvelous fun.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Peppered with colorful nicknames, filled with love, encouragement, jealousy and gossip, and written primarily to amuse the recipients, the letters testify to the bonds of sisterhood.” (Publishers Weekly)

“THE MITFORDS could have been an operatic group biography on an epic scale: Instead, thanks to its editor’s taste and discretion, it is chamber music with symphonic longings... an intriguing record of each sister’s personality... all six could write evocatively, even hauntingly.” (Washington Post Book World)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charlotte Mosley
Published by Harper (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061373648 ISBN 13: 9780061373640
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0061373648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Charlotte Mosley
Published by Harper (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061373648 ISBN 13: 9780061373640
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First American Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061373648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mosley, Charlotte
Published by Harper 2007-11-06 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061373648 ISBN 13: 9780061373640
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper 2007-11-06, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1St Edition. 0061373648 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0061373648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mosley, Charlotte
Published by Harper (2007)
ISBN 10: 0061373648 ISBN 13: 9780061373640
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110061373648

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
31.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mosley, Charlotte
Published by Harper
ISBN 10: 0061373648 ISBN 13: 9780061373640
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061373648 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0016408

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds