Monday, August 20, 2012

The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell

The Sisters is an utterly fascinating book. Through examining the extraordinary lives of the 6 Mitford sisters, their one brother and their parents the book touches on a Myriad of topics. From the British Aristocracy, British Colonialism, the Bright Young People of the 20's, the Oxford Aesthetes, The rise of Communism and Fascism in Europe, Hitler and World War II, and much much more. The Mitford Sisters were notorious in their time, especially Unity, who was a close personal friend of Hitler. The Sisters were relatives of the Churchill's, good friends with people like Evelyn Waugh and the Kennedy's.  Nancy and Deborah both became best-selling novelists later in life, and another sister married the Duke of Devonshire. So much happened to these women, and they were involved in so many interesting things that it seems there has to be some fiction here, but it's all well documented fact. This book reads like fiction, it is chock full of adventure, intrigue, romance and history.

Also Try:
Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold M. Packard
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman
Spencer Tracy: A Biography by James Curtis

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