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Waugh and Mitford: Grave Problems

Waugh’s friend Nancy Mitford is in the news relating to the publication in the USA of her biography by Laura Thompson, Life in a Cold Climate. See previous posts. The Wall Street Journal (10 January 2020) has a favorable review by … Continue reading

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Socialites to Socialists: Inez Holden and Nancy Mitford

Two books in the news were written by or about two of Waugh’s friends and fellow writers: Inez Holden and Nancy Mitford. As explained in reviews of those books, both progressed from upper-class to left-wing political views: –Novelist and critic … Continue reading

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Another Mitford Book

Another biography of the Mitford girls is reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. They seem to be competing with Evelyn Waugh for the number of biographies published, but they have an advantage since there are six of them. This latest … Continue reading

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