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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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10th
Jun
Sun
  • “ 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-)
  • 25th
    May
    Fri

    Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah Mitford (the famous Mitford sisters) sketched by the artist William Acton sometime during the early 1930’s.

    24th
    May
    Thu
  • “ Diana’s way of talking was unique. One day when she was driving with Sir O along the Riviera he had to turn the car round, which involved backing it dangerously close to the cliff. ‘Vaguely whoa,’ was all she said quietly as he got nearer and nearer to the edge. ”

    - Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire  describing her sister Diana in Wait for Me! (via baptisms-)
  • 24th
    Mar
    Sat
  • “ It’s no good pretending that winning isn’t marvellous, I speak as a life-long loser. ”

    - Diana Mitford, Lady Mosley, in a letter to her sister Deborah Cavendish, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (via acockeyedoptimist)
    Tags: deborah mitford Diana Mitford Diana Mosley 
    Notes: 40
    Reblogged from lillyandliberty
  • 18th
    Mar
    Sun
  • onceawickedlady:

Diana Mitford, at age 22.

    onceawickedlady:

    Diana Mitford, at age 22.

  • 17th
    Mar
    Sat
  • The BBC has posted a interview with Diana from 1989. 
  • 19th
    Apr
    Tue
  • Diana with her husband Sir Oswald Mosley looking generally miserable and fascist. 

    Diana with her husband Sir Oswald Mosley looking generally miserable and fascist. 

  • 12th
    Mar
    Sat
  • From right to left: Unity, Tom, Deborah, Diana, Jessica, Nancy and Pamela Mitford

    From right to left: Unity, Tom, Deborah, Diana, Jessica, Nancy and Pamela Mitford

  • 7th
    Mar
    Mon
  • Diana in 1968 when she was 58

    Diana in 1968 when she was 58

  • 5th
    Mar
    Sat
  • I mentioned Tom Mitford’s lover James Lees-Milne when answering a question earlier here’s a pictures of the two of them.
From left to right: Ralph Jarvis, Randolph Spencer Churchill, Diana Mitford, Tom Mitford, Diana Spencer Churchill and  James Lees-Milne in 1927

    I mentioned Tom Mitford’s lover James Lees-Milne when answering a question earlier here’s a pictures of the two of them.

    From left to right: Ralph Jarvis, Randolph Spencer Churchill, Diana Mitford, Tom Mitford, Diana Spencer Churchill and James Lees-Milne in 1927

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