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by Catherine Guinness,Jonathan Guinness

  • ISBN: 0091555604
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Catherine Guinness,Jonathan Guinness
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hutchinson; 1st Edition edition (November 19, 1984)
  • Pages: 604
  • ePub book: 1985 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1726 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 170

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Title: The House of Mitford Item Condition: New. Author: Jonathan Guinness ISBN 10: 0753818035. Catherine Guinness, Jonathan Guinness.

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Jonathan Guinness was educated at Eton College and the University of. .Guinness, Jonathan, with Catherine Guinness, The House of Mitford, Hutchinson & C. London, 1984, ISBN 0-7538-1803-5.

Jonathan Guinness was educated at Eton College and the University of Oxford. He worked as a journalist and then as a merchant banker. From 1970 to 1974 he was a Leicestershire County Councillor. Personal life and family. Lord Moyne has been married twice and has eight children.

The House of Mitford book. My tainted expectations could not have been wider off the mark. I had hoped that Jonathan Guinness' group memoir of the sisters would serve up more insight into the dynamics of a family whose conflicts so dramatically echoed those that were taking place on the world stage. To some extent, it does, since it offers a fuller picture of other members of the family-less-famous siblings, grandparents, and most interestingly, the parents.

Journalist Jonathan Guinness is the elder son of Diana Mosley; Catherine Guinness, a former writer for . Jonathan Guinness' well written and good natured book tells us about his family with more personally known details. It was a joy to read. Some good photos I had never seen before.

Journalist Jonathan Guinness is the elder son of Diana Mosley; Catherine Guinness, a former writer for INTERVIEW magazine, is his daughter.

The House of Mitford : Portrait of a Family. by Jonathan Guinness. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780140101324.

Similar books and articles. Dr. Harry Guinness, Memorial Souvenir . Ivor GrattanGuinness: Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, 1640–1940, Ivor GrattanGuinness. The Cousin Marriages to Be Found in the Guinness Genealogy. Professor Darlington Writes: The Guinness Family Are Interesting for Their Talents Shown Over Seven Generations in the Varied Ways Which. Evelyn E. Bagnall, Henry Grattan Guinness & Alfred B. Kent - 1915. Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, 1640–1940.

Title: The House of Mitford Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Publisher: Hutchinson ISBN 13: 9780091555603. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The House of Mitford by Jonathan Guinness, Catherine Guinness (Hardback, 1984). Pre-owned: lowest price.

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The House of Mitford (Paperback). Jonathan Guinness (author)

The House of Mitford (Paperback). Jonathan Guinness (author). The Mitford Girls,' as John Betjeman called them, were one of the twentieth century's most controversial families; said to be always either in shrieks of laughter or floods of tears, they were glamorous, romantic and - especially in politics - extreme.

Jonathan Guinness is Mitford Sister Diana's oldest son, so he has the inside track on all things Mitford. The House of Mitford is a fairly comprehensive biography of the family, beginning with the.

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Comments

CopamHuk CopamHuk
There is some irony, I suppose, that the Guinnesses preface their incredibly awkward and poorly written book by saying other people who have written on the topic of the Mitford sisters usually wrote about it from a political angle or about one sister in particular and then proceed to write in painful detail about pointless political thoughts about the girls' grandfathers before tackling each sister in her own chapter. It's not an irony I'd particularly like to slog through again, though. To be honest, I got halfway through and lost all interest. I'm waiting for another book on the subject and don't want to sully my anticipation before it arrives. The writing talents of the Mitford sisters didn't pass down the family line. The sentence structure reminded me of writers who are trying to sound intelligent by using the thesaurus and compound phrases, when simple and straight to the point would be better suited and more enjoyable to read. Additionally, the Guinnesses seemingly just wanted to talk about their family tree with no aim in mind. That's fine, but probably not for mass consumption. By the time I finally got to the right generation of parents to give birth to the seven siblings of interest, five were born within a page and a half. It's too scattered, too poorly planned and without focus. Spend your money elsewhere or wait until it's available on kindle unlimited for free.
Kikora Kikora
Excellent biography written by the great grandson and wife of other great grandfathers extraordinaire as they were and the whole Mitford Family was well known . There was never a dull moment I this family and it makes for a great read. The Mitford Girls were enough to keep us in stories for years as they went through two World Wars involving themselves with Hitler, communists, and fascists along the way . A very exciting family ! I suggest this book and any Mitford story to anyone. You will not be bored .
Yozshubei Yozshubei
As previously reported one must be interested in the Mitford Family and British aristocratic families of this time in history to really enjoy the plethora of books written by and about the family. Jonathan Guinness' well written and good natured book tells us about his family with more personally known details. It was a joy to read. Some good photos I had never seen before.
Dont_Wory Dont_Wory
Excellent.
Centrizius Centrizius
The most unique aspect of this family bio is Guiness included extensive family history of both David Mitford and Sydney Bowles. Their antecedents were energetic, bright, and accomplished much in their lives.

If one has read much of the sisters you will not find much new. Some criticized Guiness' for "downplaying" the more lurid and unsavory aspects of Diana's, Unity's, and Sydney's fascination of Nazism. Rather I feel he attempts not to minimize their politics but to place it the historical perspective of the time. For a time many, not only in England but in the US as well, were intrigued by Fascism. By the mid-thirties most had eschewed this flirtation. Unfortunately, some in the Mitford family never did.
Hunaya Hunaya
terrific book, great transaction
Tto Tto
The book really gets good halfway in, when the recent Mitfords (1900s) are discussed. The first part of the book dealt with ancestors. I understand the authors were showing "chips off the old block," but I found the old guys uninteresting in their own right.
Extremely detailed history of this family, written as only an insider (part of the family) could write it - most enjoyable!