The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family

Author: Mary S. Lovell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393076103
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Fascinating, the way all great family stories are fascinating."—Robert Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review This is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the world wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; beautiful Diana married the Fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; and Unity, a close friend of Hitler, shot herself in the head when England and Germany declared war. The Mitfords had style and presence and were mercilessly gifted. Above all, they were funny—hilariously and mercilessly so. In this wise, evenhanded, and generous book, Mary Lovell captures the vitality and drama of a family that took the twentieth century by storm and became, in some respects, its victims.

Englische Liebschaften

Author: Nancy Mitford
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843706751
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Nancy Mitfords schönster Roman, mit dem sie ein paar unvergessliche Prototypen der britischen Upper-Class schuf: Allen voran den exzentrischen Onkel Matthew, dessen reales Vorbild niemand anderes als Nancys eigener Vater war. Im Mittelpunkt der Geschichte steht jedoch die junge, unkonventionelle Linda Radlett, die in politisch bewegter Zeit von Liebe und Abenteuer, kurz: dem wahren Leben träumt – jenseits von Fuchstreibjagden und Five-O’Clock-Tea.

Landpartie mit drei Damen

Author: Nancy Mitford
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843704740
Format: PDF
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Chalford, eine idyllische Kleinstadt in den dreißiger Jahren. Eugenia, hoffnungsvolle Erbin des Malmain-Anwesens, macht ihrer Großmutter Kummer. Seit sie ihren treuen Begleiter "Reichshund" ruft, auf Waschzubern vor gelangweilten Hausfrauen faschistische Parolen skandiert und ihre Freunde mit erhobenem Arm begrüßt, fürchtet die Großmutter um den Frieden in ihrem Haus. Erst als zwei junge Männer mit ausgezeichneten Manieren auftauchen, schöpft sie Hoffnung. Oder sind Jasper und Noel nur auf eine Mitgift aus?

The Mitford Girls

Author: Mary S. Lovell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780316858687
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This biography tells the true story behind the gaiety and frivolity of the six Mitford daughters - and the facts are as sensational as a novel. There is Nancy, whose bright social existence masked a doomed obsessional love, which soured her success; Pam, a countrywoman maried to one of the best brains in Europe; Diana, an iconic beauty, who was already married when, at 22, she fell in love with Oswald Moseley, leader of the British fascists; Unity, who, romantically in love with Hitler, became a member of his inner circle before shooting herself in the temple when World War II was declared; Jessica, the family rebel, who declared herself a Communist in the schoolroom; and the youngest sister, Debo, who became the Duchess of Devonshire. Their extraordinary lives are revealed by the author, who had exclusive access to the Mitford archives.

Lust und Laster

Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257604637
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Adam ist überall dabei: Nachts tanzt er mit der jungen hübschen Nina von Party zu Party, um tags darauf als »Mr Chatterbox« in seiner Kolumne den neusten Londoner Tratsch zu verbreiten. Doch wird sein größter Wunsch, die Hochzeit mit Nina, jemals in Erfüllung gehen? Eine Satire auf die Spaßgesellschaft der zwanziger Jahre – noch heute hochamüsant zu lesen. In der brillanten Neuübersetzung von pociao. Verfilmt von Stephen Fry unter dem Titel ›Bright Young Things‹, mit Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, James McAvoy, Peter O’Toole u.a.

Lives and Letters

Author: Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429961066
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, Lives and Letters spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated writers and performers in film, theater, and dance, and some of the more curious iconic public figures of our times. From the world of literature, Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Judith Krantz, John Steinbeck, and Rudyard Kipling; the controversies surrounding Bruno Bettelheim and Elia Kazan; and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her editor, Maxwell Perkins. From dance and theater, Isadora Duncan and Margot Fonteyn, Serge Diaghilev and George Balanchine, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse. In Hollywood, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, Douglas Fairbanks and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead and Katharine Hepburn, Mae West and Anna May Wong. In New York, Diana Vreeland, the Trumps, and Gottlieb's own take on the contretemps that followed his replacing William Shawn at The New Yorker. And so much more . . .