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

The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson

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The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters
Title
The six
Title remainder
the lives of the Mitford sisters
Statement of responsibility
Laura Thompson
Title variation
Lives of the Mitford sisters
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Six glamorous women: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into privilege, the Mitford sisters were the "bright young things" of high society London in the 1920s and 1930s. 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. But as the shadow of Fascism crept over Europe, the stark--and very public--differences in their outlooks would reflect the political extremes of a dangerous era. The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by British poet laureate John Betjeman; the third was a Fascist who married Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists; 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. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after World War II. --
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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. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. 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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526742
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
920.72/0941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.A1
LC item number
T62 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the lives of the Mitford sisters
Label
The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: Take Six Girls. London : Head of Zeus, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index
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
5812772
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250099532
Lccn
2016024061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932576857
  • (OCoLC)932576857
Label
The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson
Publication
Note
Previously published: Take Six Girls. London : Head of Zeus, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index
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
5812772
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250099532
Lccn
2016024061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932576857
  • (OCoLC)932576857

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