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This is an auction for WAIT FOR ME!: MEMOIRS OF THE YOUNGEST MITFORD SISTER, by Deborah Devonshire.

"Wait for Me! teems with memories of love, war, betrayal, heartbreak, housekeeping, and frolic . . . tantalizing . . . riveting."
- New York Times Book Review

"The Duchess writes about her famously eccentric family and the upper reaches of the British aristocracy with whom she has mingled during her long life. She was related to Winston Churchill's wife, Clementine, and to Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. In 1938, she met her future husband, Andrew Cavendish, and socialized with the Kennedys. As their guest, she attended JFK's inauguration, and then his funeral, and writes movingly of both events. When her husband inherited his title, she became the mistress of Chatsworth; the Devonshire family estate dated back to the time of Henry VIII and contained fabulous treasures, including original Rembrandt paintings, and Mitford helped manage a variety of enterprises connected with it. In the 1960s, Andrew served as a Minister of State and the couple travelled widely. A staunch conservative herself, her family's politics tended to be more extreme. Her parents sympathized with Nazi Germany; her sister Unity, a close companion of Hitler, attempted suicide at the start of hostilities; and sister Diana, wife of British fascist Oswald Mosley, was jailed. Full of absorbing anecdotes, Mitford's wonderfully-written tale of a tumultuous era is fascinating."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Large format (trade) paperback 2010.

370 pages + 64 pages of photographs.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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