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Nancy Mitford

Nancy MitfordAKA Nancy Freeman-Mitford

Born: 28-Nov-1904
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 30-Jan-1973
Location of death: Versailles, France
Cause of death: Cancer - other
Remains: Buried, Swinbrook Churchyard, Oxfordshire, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Pursuit of Love

Father: David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale (b. 1878, d. 1958)
Mother: Sydney Bowles
Sister: Pamela Mitford (b. 25-Nov-1907, d. 12-Apr-1994)
Brother: Thomas Mitford (b. 2-Jan-1909, d. 30-Mar-1945)
Sister: Diana Mitford (b. 17-Jun-1910, m. Oswald Mosley, d. 11-Aug-2003)
Sister: Unity Valkyrie Mitford (b. 8-Aug-1914, d. 28-May-1948)
Sister: Jessica Mitford (American author, b. 11-Sep-1917, d. 22-Jul-1996)
Sister: Deborah Mitford (b. 31-Mar-1920, m. Andrew Cavendish)
Boyfriend: Hamish St Clair-Erskine (homosexual aristocrat)
Husband: Peter Rodd (British Ambassador to Italy, m. 4-Dec-1933, div. 1957)
Boyfriend: Colonel Gaston Palewski (extramarital affair during WWII)

    Commander of the British Empire 1972

Author of books:
Highland Fling (1931)
Christmas Pudding (1932)
Wigs on the Green (1935)
Pigeon Pie (1940)
The Pursuit of Love (1945, novel)
Love in a Cold Climate (1949, novel)
The Blessing (1951, novel)
Madame de Pompadour (1954, biography)
Noblesse Oblige: An Enquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy (1956, essays)
Voltaire in Love (1957, biography)
Don't Tell Alfred (1960, novel)
The Water Beetle (1962)
The Sun King (1966, biography)
Frederick the Great (1970, biography)


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