Sunday, 28 August 2011

30 Day BC: Day 3 – Your favourite book to recommend to friends

I like to recommend Jessica Mitford - Hons and Rebels. Jessica Mitford was the second youngest daughter of the Mitford family, who were pretty interesting. Obviously Nancy Mitford, one of her older sisters is probably the most famous for writing 'Love in a Cold Climate' (amongst others). Six sisters in total, two of them heavily involved in facism. Jessica, in contrast, joined the Communist Party, ran away to Spain during the Civil War and married Esmond Romilly, nephew of Winston Churchill. This is her autobiography, taking her from childhood, until the death of Esmond. I probably don't do it justice here, but it's a very interesting read.

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