Wait for Me!: Memoirs

Deborah Devonshire

Edité par Tantor Media, Inc, 2010
ISBN 10: 1452630267 / ISBN 13: 9781452630267
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Language: English . Brand New. Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl. Deborah s effervescent memoir Wait for Me! chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her controversially political sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life would change utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married Kick Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy. With its intense warmth and charm, Wait for Me! is a unique portrait of an age and an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. It is irresistible listening and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight audiences for years to come. N° de réf. du libraire

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Deborah Devonshire is a natural writer with a knack for the telling phrase and for hitting the nail on the head. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wittily describing her parents (so memorably fictionalised by her sister Nancy); she talks candidly about her brother and sisters, and their politics (while not being at all political herself), finally setting the record straight. Throughout the book she writes brilliantly about the country and her deep attachment to it and those who live and work in it. As Duchess of Devonshire, Debo played an active role in restoring and overseeing the day-to-day running of the family houses and gardens, and in developing commercial enterprises at Chatsworth. She tells poignantly of the deaths of three of her children, as well as her husband?s battle with alcohol addiction.




Wait For Me is enthralling and a total joy, full of the author?s sympathetic wit (which she is not afraid to use on herself).




 

Critique: 'A touching, funny memorial to a vanished age' ( Stephen Moss, Guardian)

'I was captivated . . . unputdownable' ( Bel Mooney, Daily Mail)

'The Duchess is an exhilarating writer, with a great gift for storytelling, and a prose style of elegant simplicity' ( Jane Shilling, Evening Standard)

'Wait For Me! proves irresistible, even for die-hard Mitphobes like me' ( Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday)

'Funny and sad, the irresistible combination that is one of the secrets of charm' ( Daily Telegraph)

'She [Debo] is in possession of what I can only describe as a uniquely Mitford-esque sensibility; loving but unsentimental; devoid of self-pity; unwilling to bore others with her own travails; able to find the ridiculous in almost anything . . . these qualities - disarmingly rare in Oprahworld - are , to me, indisputably admirable' ( Observer)

'An entertaining, lively portrait' ( Scotsman)

'The one book this year that everyone will want in their Christmas stocking' ( A. N. Wilson, Spectator)

'Admirably done, cannily blending disclosure and reticence in a charming book that kept me riveted, both by what is said . . . and what remains firmly under wraps' ( Daily Telegraph Biographies of the Year)

'I cried several times during Deborah Devonshire's memoir . . . the calibre of events, cast and author could hardly be higher and Debo has potted an extraordinary life (though ordinary to her) with kindness and humour' ( Rachel Johnson, Observer Christmas special)

'[Debo] is a glorious testament to the fact that we should never retire early in case our brains atrophy. It's stuffed full of wonderful people, and Debo has a great ear for the killer, defining quote . . . Just reading this book made me hare off to visit Chatsworth . . . The best books make you see the world differently and maybe want to change yours. We will not see her like again' ( Liz Jones, Daily Mail Christmas books special)

'Talk about a life lived in full . . . Her memoirs, Wait for Me! are as fascinating and entertaining a portrait of the last century as you could hope to read' ( Sandra Parsons, Daily Mail Christmas books special)

'Deborah Devonshire has had an astonishing life and her memoirs are peopled by a cast of characters that includes Winston Churchill, the Queen, John F. Kennedy, Lucian Freud and Elivs Presley . . . She's also unusually frank about her late husband's alcoholism. Yet while there's a lot of sadness in this book, there's no self-pity. Instead, you get the impressions that, at 90, Deborah Devonshire's zest for life, gossip and mischief is as strong as ever' ( John Preston, Daily Mail Christmas books special)

'Fans will know the story but the duchess's prose is so lively her telling is pure pleasure. I thought all the Mitford books had been written. How wrong I was' ( Independent)

'Delightful Debo, the youngest Mitford sister, reminisces with trademark mischief and her killer instinct for a good anecdote' ( The Times)

'An unqualified delight: effortlessly funny and at times moving, clear-sighted, candid and self-effacing, written from the perspective of a long life well-lived' ( Good Book Guide)

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Titre : Wait for Me!: Memoirs
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged library ed.

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