**Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, Derby Book Festival has been cancelled. The organisers hope to reschedule planned events in the autumn. Please check their website for further details: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk **
Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah: born in that order, they were the Mitford sisters.
The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became the 11th Duchess of Devonshire.
Born into country-house privilege, they became prominent as ‘bright young things’ in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark – and very public – differences in their outlooks came to symbolise the political polarities of a dangerous decade.
Venue: World Collection Gallery, Derby Museum & Art Gallery
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