The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family

Mary S. Lovell (Author)

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$19.95  $18.35
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
March 17, 2003
5.4 X 1.7 X 8.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Mary S. Lovell is author of the international bestselling biography Straight on Till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham and other acclaimed biographies on Sir Richard Burton, Jane Digby, the Mitford Girls, Betty Cynthia Pack, and Bess of Hardwick. She lives in Hampshire, England.


A dazzling cast of characters.... A rivetingly intimate history lesson.--Anneli Rufus
Vivid social history that reads like a novel.... An impressive group biography.--Malinda Nash
These women were so powerfully, inescapably, passionately alive.... The book remains engrossing from beginning to end.--John Powers
Lovell deftly weaves together the various strands of her subjects' lives, making great use of letters, interviews and unpublished correspondence, as well as interviews with the two surviving Mitford sisters, Diana and Deborah.--Matthew Price
This biography presents a fascinating family to a new generation of readers.--Lisa Levy
Lovell rises with aplomb to the challenges of a group biography, deftly weaving together the narrative threads of six at times radically disparate lives to create a fascinating account of a fascinating family.
A captivating read.--Amy Strong
The Mitfords' stories have been told over and over again, but.... Lovell, utilizing previously unseen documents, explores the relationships between the sisters... and presents the utter 'fun' of this privileged but madcap family.--Allen Weakland