Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952

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Lady Diana Cooper was born on 29 August 1892. She married Alfred Duff Cooper, DSO., who became one of the Second Word War's key politicians. Her startling beauty resulted in her playing the lead in two silent films and then Max Reinhardt's The Miracle. In 1944, following the Liberation of Paris, the couple moved into the British Embassy, Paris. They then retired to a house at Chantilly just outside Paris. After Duff's death in 1954 Diana remained there till 1960, when she moved back to London. She died in 1986. John Julius Norwich, the only son of Diana and Duff Cooper, is the author of histories of Norman Sicily, the Republic of Venice, the Byzantine Empire,the Mediterranean and, most recently, The Popes. He has also written on architecture, music and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented some thirty historical documentaries on BBC Television.

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Book Description Vintage, 2014. Book Condition: New. Aristocrat, socialite, actress and wife of Duff Cooper, Churchill's wartime Minister for Information, later Ambassador to France and Viscount Norwich, Diana Cooper was also an inveterate letter-writer. Gathered here, her missives to her only son John Julius Norwich during the Second World War and its aftermath provide a vivid picture of the age and its personalities, and a woman of great intelligence, happiest on her country smallholding but able to cope with the demands on a politician's wife. Bookseller Inventory # 225491

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. As read on BBC Radio 4. Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana s letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. They take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester (because it was newer, and therefore less vulnerable, than the Ritz), to rurual Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort. After a spell with the Free French in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who was often cripplingly shy, who was happiest in the countryside with her cow and goats and whose greatest love and preoccupation were her husband and son.As a portrait of a time and some of history s most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans - and the constraints of the time they lived in. Please, darling monster, write as often as you can. It s so sad waiting for letters that don t come and are not even written. I love my darling boy. Don t treat me so badly again or I ll have your lights and liver when I get home . (19 November 1939). I wish, I wish it was all over - Hitler defeated, the lights up again and the guns still . (2 October 1940). Yesterday was a gallop of spirits and people and sun and fun . (26 September 1948). I do my best but I ll always be a bum . (12 October 1948). Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099578598

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. As read on BBC Radio 4. Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana s letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. They take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester (because it was newer, and therefore less vulnerable, than the Ritz), to rurual Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort. After a spell with the Free French in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who was often cripplingly shy, who was happiest in the countryside with her cow and goats and whose greatest love and preoccupation were her husband and son.As a portrait of a time and some of history s most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans - and the constraints of the time they lived in. Please, darling monster, write as often as you can. It s so sad waiting for letters that don t come and are not even written. I love my darling boy. Don t treat me so badly again or I ll have your lights and liver when I get home . (19 November 1939). I wish, I wish it was all over - Hitler defeated, the lights up again and the guns still . (2 October 1940). Yesterday was a gallop of spirits and people and sun and fun . (26 September 1948). I do my best but I ll always be a bum . (12 October 1948). Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099578598

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Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. The author was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life. This book tells her story. Editor(s): Norwich, John Julius. Num Pages: 528 pages, illustrations (black and white). BIC Classification: 3JJH; 3JJPG; BGA; BJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 140 x 34. Weight in Grams: 404. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099578598

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Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952, Diana Cooper, John Julius Norwich, As read on BBC Radio 4. Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana's letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. They take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester (because it was newer, and therefore less vulnerable, than the Ritz), to rurual Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort. After a spell with the Free French in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who was often cripplingly shy, who was happiest in the countryside with her cow and goats and whose greatest love and preoccupation were her husband and son. As a portrait of a time and some of history's most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans - and the constraints of the time they lived in. "Please, darling monster, write as often as you can. It's so sad waiting for letters that don't come and are not even written. I love my darling boy. Don't treat me so badly again or I'll have your lights and liver when I get home". (19 November 1939). "I wish, I wish it was all over - Hitler defeated, the lights up again and the guns still". (2 October 1940). "Yesterday was a gallop of spirits and people and sun and fun". (26 September 1948). "I do my best but I'll always be a bum". (12 October 1948). Bookseller Inventory # B9780099578598

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