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Hons and Rebels

Mitford, Jessica


Soft cover

Illustrated wrappers. Reprint (originally published in 1960). First page (f.f.e.) detached, otherwise fine: apparently unread. SIGNED by author to title page. *** Reprint of Jessica Mitford’s autobiography which was published in America under the title Daughters and Rebels. The most rebellious of the Mitford sisters, the author writes about her aristocratic upbringing and the conflicts between her and her sisters Unity and Diana, who were ardent supporters of nazism. Jessica Mitford (11 September 1917 – 23 July 1996) influenced a wide range of other writers, from Christopher Hitchens to J.K. Rowling who said in an interview with The Scotsman: ‘My most influential writer, without a doubt, is Jessica Mitford. When my great-aunt gave me Hons and Rebels when I was 14, she instantly became my heroine. She ran away from home to fight in the Spanish Civil War, taking with her a camera that she had charged to her father’s account. I wished I’d had the nerve to do something like that. I love the way she never outgrew some of her adolescent traits, remaining true to her politics – she was a self-taught socialist – throughout her life. I think I’ve read everything she wrote. I even called my daughter after her.’

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Book Details

AuthorMitford, Jessica
PublisherQuartet Books
Publisher Year1978
Book ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeSoft cover
Signature TypeSigned by Author(s)