Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1960, Jessica Mitford's autobiography is an account of the enclosed and eccentric childhood through which Nancy, Diana, Pam, Unity, Decca, and Debo lived. In writing of their upbringing between the wars, she also writes of her own commitment to communism and of her elopement to the Spanish Civil War with Esmond Romilly.
First published in 1960, Jessica Mitford's autobiography recounts her enclosed and eccentric childhood with her sisters. It tells of her commitment to communism and of her elopement to the Spanish Civil War with Esmond Romilly.
'Whenever I read the words -Peer's Daughter- in a headline, ' Lady Redesdale once sadly remarked, 'I know it's going to be something about one of you children.' The Mitford family is one of the century's most enigmatic, made notorious by Nancy's novels, Diana's marriage to Sir Oswald Mosley, Unity's infatuation with Hitler, Debo's marriage to a duke and Jessica's passionate commitment to communism. Hons and Rebels is an enchanting and deeply absorbing memoir of an isolated and eccentric upbringing which conceals beneath its witty, light-hearted surface much wisdom and depth of feeling
New on the Indigo list. This biography is reissued with a new jacket design. "More than an extremely amusing biography... she has evoked a whole generation." "Sunday Times".