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Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister (Hardback)
  • Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister (Hardback)

Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 09/09/2010
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Deborah Devonshire is a natural writer with a knack for the telling phrase and for hitting the nail on the head. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wittily describing her parents (so memorably fictionalised by her sister Nancy); she talks candidly about her brother and sisters, and their politics (while not being at all political herself), finally setting the record straight. Throughout the book she writes brilliantly about the country and her deep attachment to it and those who live and work in it. As Duchess of Devonshire, Debo played an active role in restoring and overseeing the day-to-day running of the family houses and gardens, and in developing commercial enterprises at Chatsworth. She tells poignantly of the deaths of three of her children, as well as her husband's battle with alcohol addiction. Wait For Me is enthralling and a total joy, full of the author's sympathetic wit (which she is not afraid to use on herself).

Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
ISBN: 9781848541900

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“Wait for Me: Memoirs of the Mitford Sisters”

Nice to read about how the other half live and it's not all parties and champagne.

27th February 2011
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