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Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952

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"Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone and sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana’s letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester, to rural Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort, and finally to France where the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. The whole of fashionable and powerful society is here too from Diana's close friends Evelyn Waugh and the Mitfords to Churchill and Roosevelt to Edward and Wallis Simpson. As a portrait of a time and some of history's most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, by oceans and by the constraints of the time they lived in."

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Author(s):
Cooper, D.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
520
Publisher:
Vintage

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"Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone and sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana’s letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester, to rural Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort, and finally to France where the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. The whole of fashionable and powerful society is here too from Diana's close friends Evelyn Waugh and the Mitfords to Churchill and Roosevelt to Edward and Wallis Simpson. As a portrait of a time and some of history's most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, by oceans and by the constraints of the time they lived in."

Book in good condition.

Author(s):
Cooper, D.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
520
Publisher:
Vintage

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