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Nancy Mitford

Author who is perhaps best known for her book Love in a cold climate. Nancy Mitford is buried alongside her sisters Unity and Diana at the church of St Mary in Swinbrook in Oxfordshire. (My thanks to Chad for this fine picture)

Nancy Mitford

Author who is perhaps best known for her book Love in a cold climate. Nancy Mitford is buried alongside her sisters Unity and Diana at the church of St Mary in Swinbrook in Oxfordshire. (My thanks to Chad for this fine picture)

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 May 2011, 04:59
Nice one, Chad.

Is that fellow the shadow of the likely lad known as Bill...he used to be more...eerrr...substantial!
Bill Phillips: It took him 3 goes to get one in focus
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 May 2011, 07:34
Absolute tosh. This picture was taken by a passing pedlar: Chad has never taken a decent picture in his life!
Bill Phillips: You regard this as a decent photograph? Your standards are even lower than I thought
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 1 May 2011, 07:44
never heard that authors name...
Bill Phillips: My daughter Kathryn likes her very much and having read some of her work now I can see why. She was very, wickedly, funny
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 May 2011, 07:44
Since some time SC'ers know that your new girl-friend is called Nancy Mitford - and now it is manifest! Your smiling is very charming! Peter Rodd and Nancy were divorced in 1958 (although Nancy is described as "the wife of Peter Rodd" on her headstone). (I am glad that you are not interested in the dangerous ladies Unity and Diana!)
Sorry, which rubbish is lying there around the headstone?
Bill Phillips: Although her books are about love and marriage her own marriage was not a happy one. I don't think unity was dangerous, more not quite all there.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 May 2011, 08:42
I have just read an interesting review considering Nancy..., yes, she must have been an extraordinary and critical woman! (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2001/dec/20/londonreviewofbooks)
Bill Phillips: Thanks for the link. They are an interesting lot the Mitfords
You look like a happy jolly fellow Bill lol. I expect you could be described as the salt of the earth lol
Bill Phillips: I have been described as many things Stanley, few of them complimentary grin
I'd say this was in the midst of a fun day.
Bill Phillips: It was very enjoyable Mary.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 May 2011, 12:33
At first I thought the emblem on the headstone were a bear (what would explain your specical attachment for Nancy), then I thought it were a dog as symbol of faithfullness, now I know it is a mole; "the mole comes from the Mitford coats of arms – also, it is said that Nancy hated crosses." (an ancestor came from the ville of Molesdon, whence the moles on the Mitford coat of arms, please don't ask me where Molesdon is situated) - Unity's grave has a cross - rather strange!
Bill Phillips: Not really. The graves of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor also have crosses on them. Unity Mitford was obsessed with Hitler and was far from the only well known person who was in the 1930s. Many of them simply couldn't bear the thought of another European war and who do a deal with the devil to avoid it. Easy for us to condemn them but I wonder if i would have been a appeaser as i detest war
With the last of them doing well up at Chatsworth! smile
Bill Phillips: Fell on her feet that one
I must admit to not being too familiar with the Mitfords, so to speak, although I have heard of them. You look very pleased to have found this gravestone I must say.
Bill Phillips: It was Kathryn who got me reading her. She reckoned as I like PG Wodehouse I would like Nancy Mitford and she was right. Have only read Wigs on the green so far and am currently reading The pursuit of love

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