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Maud Russell. Edited by Emily Russell. Foreword by John Julius Norwich. Wimborne Minster. The Dovecote Press Ltd. 2017. First edition, first printing. Red hard-bound boards, dust jacket. 319 pages. 8 colour and 16 b&w hors texte plates. 240 x 165mm (9½ x 6½"). 0.74kg. 9780992915186. English. Fine; as new.Previously private and unpublished Maud Russell's diaries offer a valuable contemporary document of life during the Second War World. As owner of Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire Russell's life was filled with politics, high society, the arts and the country estate. All these strands are present in her diary entries with appearances by, and musings on, Boris Anrep, Cecil Beaton, Winston Churchill, Lady Sibyl Colefax, Ian Fleming, Henri Matisse, Rex Whistler and many more.