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The Resource Take six girls : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson

Take six girls : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson

Label
Take six girls : the lives of the Mitford sisters
Title
Take six girls
Title remainder
the lives of the Mitford sisters
Statement of responsibility
Laura Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The contrasting lives of the Mitford sisters - stylish, scandalous and tragic by turns - hold up a mirror to upper-class life before and after the Second World War. The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as 'bright young things' in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark - and very public - differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives - recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson - hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Laura
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mitford, Nancy
  • Mitford, Pamela
  • Mosley, Diana
  • Mitford, Unity
  • Mitford, Jessica
  • Devonshire, Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish
  • Mitford family
  • Women authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Take six girls : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Standard print edition originally published: London: House of Zeus, 2015
  • "Clippers. LP3761"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-534)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225954593
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
416 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510030701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Take six girls : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Standard print edition originally published: London: House of Zeus, 2015
  • "Clippers. LP3761"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-534)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225954593
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
416 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510030701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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