The Pursuit of Laughter: Essays, Reviews and Diary

Author(s): Diana Mosley


Like her five literary sisters, Diana Mitford has written widely not only on her own fascinating, controversial life, but has recorded her intimately-placed observations of friends who also happened to have been leading political and social figures of the day. The majority of these scintillating articles circulated privately to a small group of people are published for the very first time in this volume.


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'Sketches of fascinating figures, from Cecil Beaton and the Duchess of Windsor to Putzi Hanfstaengl, Hitler of course and Dr Goebbels.' Selina Hastings Spectator 'Sharp, funny, debunking and assertive - ' David Sexton, Evening Standard Book of the Week 'Stuffed with lives and letters.' Valerie Grove The Times 'An Intimate portrait of an aristocratic extremist.' Sunday Business Post

Diana Mitford was the third and most controversial of the Mitford sisters, and the one whom everyone fell in love with - from Evelyn Waugh to Adolf Hitler. She died in August 2003 at the age of 93.

General Fields

  • : 9781906142384
  • : Gibson Square Books Ltd
  • : Gibson Square Books Ltd
  • : May 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 24 b/w photographs
  • : Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
  • : 520
  • : 824.912
  • : 9-Sep
  • : Paperback
  • : Diana Mosley