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Decca - The Letters of Jessica Mitford (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Jessica Mitford

Decca - The Letters of Jessica Mitford (Hardcover, Annotated edition)

Jessica Mitford; Edited by Peter Y. Sussman

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"Decca" Mitford lived a larger-than-life life: born into the British aristocracy--one of the famous (and sometimes infamous) Mitford sisters--she ran away to Spain during the Spanish Civil War with her cousin Esmond Romilly, Winston Churchill's nephew, then came to America, became a tireless political activist and a member of the Communist Party, and embarked on a brilliant career as a memoirist and muckraking journalist (her funeral-industry expose, "The American Way of Death, " became an instant classic). She was a celebrated wit, a charmer, and throughout her life a prolific and passionate writer of letters--now gathered here.
Decca's correspondence crackles with irreverent humor and mischief, and with acute insight into human behavior (and misbehavior) that attests to her generous experience of the worlds of politics, the arts, journalism, publishing, and high and low society. Here is correspondence with everyone from Katharine Graham and George Jackson, Betty Friedan, Miss Manners, Julie Andrews, Maya Angelou, Harry Truman, and Hillary Rodham Clinton to Decca's sisters the Duchess of Devonshire and the novelist Nancy Mitford, her parents, her husbands, her children, and her grandchildren.
In a profile of J.K. Rowling, "The Daily Telegraph "(UK), said, "Her favorite drink is gin and tonic, her least favorite food, trip. Her heroine is Jessica Mitford."


Imprint: Knopf Publishing Group
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2006
First published: October 2006
Authors: Jessica Mitford
Editors: Peter Y. Sussman
Dimensions: 241 x 169 x 42mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 744
Edition: Annotated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-41032-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-375-41032-5
Barcode: 9780375410321

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