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
“... left with girls in pearls living borderline tragic lives, or with the po-faced, lumpen Unity Mitford – galumph, galumph – who, unlike her five sisters (in descending order: Nancy, Pam, Diana, Unity, Decca, Debo; there was also a brother, Tom), had little talent for levity. So the jokes are crucial. One occasionally gets the impression, from Mary ...”