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Wait for Me!, Deborah Mitford Duchess, Mosley Charlotte

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Автор: Deborah Mitford Duchess, Mosley Charlotte
Название:  Wait for Me!
Перевод названия: Дебора Митфорд: Жди меня
ISBN: 9780312610647
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
ISBN-10: 0312610645
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 368
Вес: 0.385 кг.
Дата издания: 13.09.2011
Язык: English
Поставляется из: США

Wait for Me!: Memoirs

Автор: Mosley Charlotte, Mitford Deborah, Deborah Mitford
Название: Wait for Me!: Memoirs
ISBN: 0374207682 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374207687
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 2614 р.
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Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood of six daughters and one son that included the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote, when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir "Wait for Me "chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood roaming the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to Andrew Cavendish, the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life changed utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married "Kick" Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy.
In 1959, the Duchess and her family took up residence in Chatsworth, the four-hundred-year-old family seat, with its incomparable collections of paintings, tapestry, and sculpture--the combined accumulations of generations of tastemakers. Neglected due to the economies of two world wars and punitive inheritance taxes, the great house soon came to life again under the careful attention of the Duchess. It is regarded as one of England's most loved and popular historic houses.
"Wait for Me "is written with intense warmth, charm, and perception. A unique portrait of an age of tumult, splendor, and change, it is also an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. With its razor-sharp portraits of the Duchess's many friends and cohorts--politicians, writers, artists, sportsmen--it is truly irresistible reading, and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight readers for years to come.

All in One Basket

Автор: Deborah Mitford Duchess of Devonshire
Название: All in One Basket
ISBN: 0374103461 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374103460
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 2710 р.
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In her beguiling memoir, "Wait for Me ," ""Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire (and the youngest of the famously witty brood of writers, agitators, and icons), recounted her eventful life with wit and grace. "All in One Basket" collects the Duchess of Devonshire's breezy, occasional writings and provides a disarming look at a life lived with great zest and originality.
All in One Basket" combines two earlier collections, "Counting My Chickens "and "Home to Roost," its sequel, which was never published in the United States. In these pages, we hear anecdotes about famous friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy; tales of struggle and success at Chatsworth, England's greatest stately home; and of course the tales of her beloved chickens, which the Duchess began raising as a child for pocket money. In "All in One Basket," glamorous recollections happily coexist with practical insights into country life, and the result is a revelatory, intimate portrait of a woman described by "The New York Times" as a "national treasure."

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