This collection covers the lives of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh from 1944 - 1966 and tells us much about the power of language, the uses of reticence in friendship, and the desperate assumption of superiority.
The correspondence is so well preserved that both sides of what sounds more than anything like a conversation can be read.
It is a correspondence, crackling with malicious jokes, social gossip and the most patronising chauvinism, that will rock you with helpless laughter.
Contains black and white photographs.
- Publication Date:
- 08 / 09 / 1997
- 129 x 197mm