WAIT FOR ME! - MEMOIRS OF THE YOUNGEST MITFORD SISTER

À propos

Deborah Devonshire is a natural writer with a knack for the telling phrase and for hitting the nail on the head. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wittily describing her parents (so memorably fictionalised by her sister Nancy); she talks candidly about her brother and sisters, and their politics (while not being at all political herself), finally setting the record straight. Throughout the book she writes brilliantly about the country and her deep attachment to it and those who live and work in it. As Duchess of Devonshire, Debo played an active role in restoring and overseeing the day-to-day running of the family houses and gardens, and in developing commercial enterprises at Chatsworth. She tells poignantly of the deaths of three of her children, as well as her husband's battle with alcohol addiction. Wait For Me is enthralling and a total joy, full of the author's sympathetic wit (which she is not afraid to use on herself).


  • Auteur(s)

    Deborah Devonshire

  • Éditeur

    John Murray

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    23/06/2011

  • EAN

    9781848541917

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    384 Pages

  • Longueur

    20 cm

  • Largeur

    13 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.5 cm

  • Poids

    310 g

  • Support principal

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