Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister by Deborah Devonshire

Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister by Deborah Devonshire

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At the age of ninety, Debo (as she is known to all her friends) looks back on a life lived at a cracking pace
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Deborah Devonshire is a natural writer with a knack for the telling phrase and for hitting the nail on the head. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wittily describing her parents (so memorably fictionalised by her sister Nancy); she talks candidly about her brother and sisters, and their politics (while not being at all political herself), finally setting the record straight. Throughout the book she writes brilliantly about the country and her deep attachment to it and those who live and work in it. As Duchess of Devonshire, Debo played an active role in restoring and overseeing the day-to-day running of the family houses and gardens, and in developing commercial enterprises at Chatsworth. She tells poignantly of the deaths of three of her children, as well as her husband's battle with alcohol addiction. Wait For Me is enthralling and a total joy, full of the author's sympathetic wit (which she is not afraid to use on herself).

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SKU GOR002241656
Title Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister
Author By (author) Deborah Devonshire
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 1848541902
ISBN 13 9781848541900
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Deborah Devonshire is a natural writer with a knack for the telling phrase and for hitting the nail on the head. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wittily describing her parents (so memorably fictionalised by her sister Nancy); she talks candidly about her brother and sisters, and their politics (while not being at all political herself), finally setting the record straight. Throughout the book she writes brilliantly about the country and her deep attachment to it and those who live and work in it. As Duchess of Devonshire, Debo played an active role in restoring and overseeing the day-to-day running of the family houses and gardens, and in developing commercial enterprises at Chatsworth. She tells poignantly of the deaths of three of her children, as well as her husband's battle with alcohol addiction. Wait For Me is enthralling and a total joy, full of the author's sympathetic wit (which she is not afraid to use on herself).
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002241656
Title Wait For Me: Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister
Author By (author) Deborah Devonshire
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 1848541902
ISBN 13 9781848541900
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No