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Nancy Mitford

Novelist (28-Nov-1904 — 30-Jan-1973)


Harold Acton. Nancy Mitford: A Memoir. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1975. 252pp. Largely based on letters to the author.

John Atkins. Six Novelists Look at Society: An Enquiry into the Social Views of Elizabeth Bowen, L. P. Hartley, Rosamund Lehman, Christopher Isherwood, Nancy Mitford, C. P. Snow. London: John Calder. 1977. 284pp.

Selina Hastings. Nancy Mitford: A Biography. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1985. 274pp.

Mary S. Lovell. The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family. W. W. Norton & Company. 2001.

Charlotte Mosley (editor). The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1996. 531pp.

Charlotte Mosley (editor). Love From Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1993. 538pp.

John Saumarez Smith (editor). The Bookshop at 10 Curzon Street: Letters Between Nancy Mitford and Heywood Hill, 1952-1973. Frances Lincoln Publishers. 2004. 191pp.

Laura Thompson. Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford: A Portrait of a Contradictory Woman. London: Headline Book Publishing. 2003. 448pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1022)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.168)

  7. Contemporary Novelists (pp.894-97)

  8. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.677)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.690)

  10. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.747)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.371)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.23)

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