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  • He is everything I like, brave, funny, no nonsense, marvellous taste, common sense, interested in everything

    Nancy Mitford on Frederick II of Prussia
  • The unmistakable Mitford trill, in whose light, bright cadences an entire hard-to-shock and easy-to-bore view of life is made manifest

    Zoe Heller, Daily Telegraph
  • Elegant and entertaining

    Chicago Tribune
  • Witty and atmospheric

    Sunday Times
  • [Her books] have the air of having been talked on to the page, in a voice as direct and intimate and clear as a child's

    Laura Thompson, Daily Telegraph

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