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THE SIX:
THE LIVES OF THE MITFORD SISTERS

"...Take six girls, all of them rampant individualists, and let them loose upon one of the most politically explosive periods in history. That is the story of the Mitfords. It is like a social experiment, the results of which would have staggered even the most imaginative scientist, and no small part of its fascination lies in the fact that the experiment can never be repeated. Never again will there be six such girls, raised in such a way, at such a time...."

REVIEWS

‘Riveting… captures all the wayward magnetism and levity that have enchanted countless writers’. Tina Brown, The New York Times

‘Meticulously researched, elegantly written… An artful history of a most enthralling family’. The Atlantic

‘Thompson is marvellous at mapping and explicating the webs of sibling rivalry’. The Times

‘Wonderfully readable… emphasizes their sheer extraordinariness and celebrates them’. Mail on Sunday

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