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Darling Monster
Author: Diana Cooper

ISBN: 9780099578598
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 3 November 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 3.5
Description:
Society darling, actress, wife of key WW2 politician Duff Cooper Here are Lady Diana Cooper's sparkling letters to her son John Julius

**** As read on BBC Radio 4 ****

Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life.

Diana's letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. They take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester (because it was newer, and therefore less vulnerable, than the Ritz), to rurual Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort. After a spell with the Free French in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris.

Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who...

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