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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

Label
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
  • Six
  • Lives of the Mitford sisters
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives--recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson--hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Laura
Dewey number
941.082092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.A1
LC item number
T62 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Laura
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitford family
  • Mitford, Nancy
  • Mitford, Pamela
  • Mosley, Diana
  • Mitford, Unity
  • Mitford, Jessica
  • Devonshire, Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford Cavendish
  • Sisters
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain as: Take six girls
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
388 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781250099532
Lccn
2016024061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1777356
  • 839013
Label
The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters, Laura Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain as: Take six girls
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
388 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781250099532
Lccn
2016024061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1777356
  • 839013

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