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‘This book is just about my favourite book of all time … I’m not entirely convinced I could like somebody who didn’t like this book … it’s funny and moving and gives you an insight into this extraordinary moment as the war is about to begin … it’s so vivid, and what’s more, it’s incredibly current’ Robert Rinder, BBC Radio 4 ‘Wonderfully funny and very poignant’ Philip Toynbee
‘More than an extremely amusing autobiography … she has evoked a whole generation. Her book is full of the music of time’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Whenever I read the words “Peer’s Daughter” in a headline,’ Lady Redesdale once sadly remarked, ‘I know it’s going to be something about one of you children.’ The Mitford family is one of the century’s most enigmatic, made notorious by Nancy’s novels, Diana’s marriage to Sir Oswald Mosley, Unity’s infatuation with Hitler, Debo’s marriage to a duke and Jessica’s passionate commitment to communism. Hons and Rebels is an enchanting and deeply absorbing memoir of an isolated and eccentric upbringing which conceals beneath its witty, light-hearted surface much wisdom and depth of feeling.
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