November 1st will see the publication of what promises to be a fascinating book by Charlotte Mosley, THE MITFORDS: LETTERS BETWEEN SIX SISTERS. Mosley is the daughter-in-law of one of the six sisters, Diana.
More from The Daily Telegraph, plus reviews at The Scotsman and London Times.
Deborah Mitford's story alone is quite interesting. She married Andrew Cavendish during World War II. When his older brother William, the Marquess of Hartington, died in the war, Andrew became heir to the Devonshire dukedom and the Chatsworth estate in England. William's widow, incidentally, was none other than Kathleen Kennedy, who would soon die herself in a plane crash.
As I wrote here a couple of years ago, Chatsworth may be the most beautiful place I've ever visited. It stood in for Pemberley in the most recent version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
On the topic of the Mitfords, I particularly liked the book THE MITFORD FAMILY ALBUM, which I purchased at Chatsworth many years ago.
I've also previously enjoyed Mary Lovell's THE SISTERS: THE SAGA OF THE MITFORD FAMILY.
All these books are great reads and an interesting slice of British and American 20th Century history.