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In Tearing Haste : Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Hardback. 2008, (1st edition). John Murray. With photographs. In good condition. Slight wear and tear to dust jacket. Page block slightly marked. The book has a minor lean. Signatures of Deborah Devonshire, Patrick Leigh Fermor and editor, Charlotte Mosely as well as playwright, Tom Stoppard, on title page. Dedication "To Ernest" on same page. Includes a postcard to Ernest initialled by Deborah Devonshire. In 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six Mitford sisters, invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, in Ireland. This halcyon stay sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining letters. There can rarely have been such contrasting styles: Debo, unashamed philistine and self-professed illiterate, darts from subject to subject, dashing off letters but hitting the nail on the head again and again without even looking, while Paddy, polyglot, widely-read prose virtuoso, replies in his characteristic fluent, polished manner. Prose notwithstanding, they have much in common: enjoyment of life, youthful high spirits, generosity and lack of malice. There are glimpses of President Kennedy's inauguration, weekends at Sandringham, filming with Erroll Flynn and, above all, of life at Chatsworth, which Debo spent much of her life restoring, and of Kardamyli, the home that Paddy built in his beloved Greece. Illustrated with black and white photographs and pen and ink drawings.

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Author(s):
Edited by Charlotte Mosley
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719568587
ISBN-13:
9780719568589
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
In Tearing Haste

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Hardback. 2008, (1st edition). John Murray. With photographs. In good condition. Slight wear and tear to dust jacket. Page block slightly marked. The book has a minor lean. Signatures of Deborah Devonshire, Patrick Leigh Fermor and editor, Charlotte Mosely as well as playwright, Tom Stoppard, on title page. Dedication "To Ernest" on same page. Includes a postcard to Ernest initialled by Deborah Devonshire. In 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six Mitford sisters, invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, in Ireland. This halcyon stay sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining letters. There can rarely have been such contrasting styles: Debo, unashamed philistine and self-professed illiterate, darts from subject to subject, dashing off letters but hitting the nail on the head again and again without even looking, while Paddy, polyglot, widely-read prose virtuoso, replies in his characteristic fluent, polished manner. Prose notwithstanding, they have much in common: enjoyment of life, youthful high spirits, generosity and lack of malice. There are glimpses of President Kennedy's inauguration, weekends at Sandringham, filming with Erroll Flynn and, above all, of life at Chatsworth, which Debo spent much of her life restoring, and of Kardamyli, the home that Paddy built in his beloved Greece. Illustrated with black and white photographs and pen and ink drawings.

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Edited by Charlotte Mosley
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719568587
ISBN-13:
9780719568589
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
In Tearing Haste

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