Mrs Guinness

Author(s): LYNDSY SPENCE

History

Before Diana Mitford's disgrace as a social pariah, she was a celebrated member of the Bright Young Things, moving at the centre of 1920s and '30s London high society. She was a muse to many: Helleu painted her, James Lees-Milne worshipped her, Evelyn Waugh dedicated a book to her and Winston Churchill nicknamed her 'Dina-mite'. As the young wife of Bryan Guinness, heir to the Guinness brewing empire, she lived a gilded life until fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley turned her head.Unpublished letters, diaries and archives bring an unknown Diana to life, creating a portrait of a beautiful woman whose charm and personality enthralled all who met her, but the discourse of her life would ultimately act as a cautionary tale.This groundbreaking biography reveals the woman behind the myth.

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  • : 9780750970518
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : March 2017
  • : --- length: - '23.4' width: - '15.6' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : LYNDSY SPENCE
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 941.084092
  • : 224