Hamish Hamilton. London. 1975. First edition. Hardback; pink cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. xvi, 252 pages. 12 b&w hors texte plates. English. 220 x 145mm. 0.5kg. 241892848. Very good, in very good condition; slight shelf wear, slight fading to spine, light stain to rear jacket and board, not effecting pages, not price-clipped; no inscriptions.
Harold Acton's biographical memoir of Nancy Mitford. Mitford never wrote an autobiography, illness got in the way in the last few years of her life, but she did write copious letters to her friends. Acton draws heavily on these letters for his biography, bringing to life the author through her own words and capturing her wit and intelligence.