Jessica Mann

Down with Hons

The Letters of Nancy Mitford

By Charlotte Mosley (ed)

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As long ago as 1960 the prescient Malcolm Muggeridge wrote: ‘To survive in the new climate of ostensible egalitarianism the upper class and the monarchy have to become a soap opera. The Mitfords have made a considerable contribution towards showing how this can be done.’

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