The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family

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The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family

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"Fascinating, the way all great family stories are fascinating."—Robert Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review

This is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the world wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; beautiful Diana married the Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; and Unity, a close friend of Hitler, shot herself in the head when England and Germany declared war.

The Mitfords had style and presence and were remarkably gifted. Above all, they were funny—hilariously and mercilessly so. In this wise, evenhanded, and generous book, Mary Lovell captures the vitality and drama of a family that took the twentieth century by storm and became, in some respects, its victims.

Mary S. Lovell's best-selling biographies include Straight on Till Morning (Beryl Markham) and The Sisters (the Mitford family). She lives in England.

ISBN: 9780393324143

ISBN-10: 9780393324143

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 03/17/2003 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/17/2003 - 12:00am

Pages: 656

Language: English


Biography & Autobiography / Women

Biography & Autobiography / Historical

History / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century

History / Women