Harold Acton

A Complicated Clan

The House of Mitford

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From The Forsyte Saga and Buddenbrooks to The Swiss Family Robinson writers of fiction have been obsessed by certain families, but their novels pale beside such an authentic record as The House of Mitford by Jonathan Guinness and his daughter Catherine, descended from this remarkable family on the distaff side.

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