Published by Victor Gollancz, London, this volume is a 1st edition, 5th impression of 1960. In a fair condition overall; the unpriceclipped dustjacket is discoloured and worn, torn and chipped along the top edges, spine and corners. The red cloth boards are gilt stamped on the spine. The edges of the page block are very spotted and dusty and there is some foxing to the endpapers.
Jessica Mitford was the fifth of the six Mitford daughters and always the rebel among her sisters - Nancy, Pam, Diana, Unity and Debo. At the age of nineteen she eloped to the Spanish Civil War with her cousin, Esmond Romilly, and the two of them moved to the USA in 1939. Esmond Romilly died in action in 1941 and Jessica later married Bob Treuhaft, a lawyer, with whom she lived in California. A one-time member of the American Communist Party, Jessica was a frequent target for the House Committee of Un-American Activities and was a passionate supporter of civil rights. Jessica Mitford in 'Hons And Rebels' paints a fascinating and lively picture of her childhood, remarkable relations, and her experiences in Spain. It is an enchanting, witty and absorbing autobiography.