By Jessica Mitford
“Decca” Mitford lived a larger-than-life existence: born into the British aristocracy—one of the recognized (and occasionally notorious) Mitford sisters—she ran away to Spain in the course of the Spanish Civil battle together with her cousin Esmond Romilly, Winston Churchill’s nephew, then got here to the United States, grew to become a tireless political activist and a member of the Communist occasion, and launched into a super occupation as a memoirist and muckraking journalist (her funeral-industry exposé, The American method of Death, grew to become an quick classic). She used to be a celebrated wit, a charmer, and all through her existence a prolific and passionate author of letters—now amassed here.
Decca’s correspondence crackles with irreverent humor and mischief, and with acute perception into human habit (and misbehavior) that attests to her beneficiant adventure of the worlds of politics, the humanities, journalism, publishing, and low and high society. this is correspondence with each person from Katharine Graham and George Jackson, Betty Friedan, omit Manners, Julie Andrews, Maya Angelou, Harry Truman, and Hillary Rodham Clinton to Decca’s sisters the Duchess of Devonshire and the novelist Nancy Mitford, her mom and dad, her husbands, her youngsters, and her grandchildren.
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