The Mitford Sisters
Dedicated to the most scandalous bunch of sisters of the 20th century. Diana the Fascist, Jessica the Communist, Unity the Hitler-lover, Nancy the Novelist, Deborah the Duchess and Pamela the unobtrusive poultry connoisseur.
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“ If I had a girl I should say to her, «Marry for love if you can, it won’t last, but it is a very interesting experience and makes a good begining in life. Later on, when you marry for money, for heaven’s sake let it be big money. There are no other possible reasons for marrying at all.» ”
- Nancy Mitford, Christmas Pudding. (via bookaddictiion)
Evelyn Waugh had criticised The American Way of Death, for its lack of a ‘plainly stated attitude towards death’. [Jessica Mitford] replied via her sister Nancy: ‘… tell him of course I’m against it’.
“ All humans are the same, so there’s no point making a great fuss about who is what. It’s better for everyone to get together, I reckon. ”
- Her Grace Deborah Cavendish, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (via acockeyedoptimist)
“ I don’t suppose you saw Kit [Diana’s husband] on telly the other day (Thames) anyway Robert Skidelsky wrote him a letter saying that it gave an impression of someone with megalomania. The letter made me SCREAM & Kit said ‘Did you think I seemed like a megalomaniac?’ and I said ‘Well I’m so used to you being one that I simply don’t notice it anymore.’ ”
- Diana Mitford Mosley in a letter to her sister Deborah, excerpt from The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters (via baptisms-)