India Knight: The Mitfords
3 January 2002
Show More The Mitford Girls: The Biography of an Extraordinary Family by Mary Lovell.
Little, Brown, 611 pp., £20, September 2001, 0 316 85868 4Show More
Nancy Mitford: A Memoir by Harold Acton.
Gibson Square, 256 pp., £16.99, September 2001, 1 903933 01 3Show More
“... she quotes the tried-and-tested ones over and over and leaves out the new ones thrown up by Nancy Mitford’s enormous, enormously funny correspondence, or by Jan Dalley’s recent biography of Diana Mosley. You rather imagine her, nose pressed up against the glass, longing to roar along with the Duchess of Devonshire (whom, she informs us, she once met at dinner), but not quite knowing how. Of course ...”