Wait for Me!

Wait for Me!

Memoirs

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The remarkable life of Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is chronicled in this warm, irresistible memoir.Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl...
Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2010
ISBN: 9781452620268
1452620261
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Additional Contributors: Flosnik, Anne
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bibliotechnocrat Jun 10, 2015

Written at age 90, this memoir reaches back to the aristocratic world that Wodehouse poked such gentle fun at. But of course the reality is not all Bertie Wooster and Aunt Agatha. One can hear the plummy accents, and the assumptions of privilege, but there is plenty of tragedy to go around: one sister became obsessed with fascism and Hitler, shooting herself when the war broke out, another became a communist - and many other family and personal disasters are discussed.

Despite being frank, the text is rather uneven. The business side of running a "Downton" style estate is given as much airtime as the author's relationship with JFK. Parts of the book read like laundry lists of people the author has known and events attended. The Sisters is a better treatment of this era and this remarkable family.

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