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The Resource The sisters : the saga of the Mitford family, Mary S. Lovell

The sisters : the saga of the Mitford family, Mary S. Lovell

Label
The sisters : the saga of the Mitford family
Title
The sisters
Title remainder
the saga of the Mitford family
Statement of responsibility
Mary S. Lovell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy, the eldest, was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; the ethereally beautiful Diana, married to the Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley and imprisoned without trial through most of World War II, was the most hated woman in England; Unity Valkyrie, born in the mining town of Swastika, Alaska, would become obsessed with Adolf Hitler, whom she met on at least 140 occasions. When war was declared between England and Germany, she shot herself in the head." "The Mitfords had style and presence, and were extremely gifted: four would go on to write best-selling books. Above all, they were funny - hilariously and often mercilessly so. In this wise, evenhanded, and generous book, Mary Lovell captures the vitality and extraordinary drama of a family that took the twentieth century by the throat and became, in some respects, its victims."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovell, Mary S
Dewey number
920.72/0941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT787.M57
LC item number
L68 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitford family
  • Mitford, Nancy
  • Mitford, Jessica
  • Mitford, Unity
  • Great Britain
Label
The sisters : the saga of the Mitford family, Mary S. Lovell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: The Mitford girls. London : Little, Brown, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [581]-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48092147
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
611 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393010435
Lccn
2001044942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The sisters : the saga of the Mitford family, Mary S. Lovell
Publication
Note
Originally published: The Mitford girls. London : Little, Brown, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [581]-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48092147
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
611 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393010435
Lccn
2001044942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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