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The Six - The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

Laura Thompson

The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as "bright young things" in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark-and very public-differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives-recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson-hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII. The Six was previously published as Take Six Girls.

The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as "bright young things" in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark-and very public-differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives-recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson-hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII. The Six was previously published as Take Six Girls.
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The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as "bright young things" in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark-and very public-differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives-recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson-hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII. The Six was previously published as Take Six Girls.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Maggie Mash

Length:

15h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:15:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:48


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:49


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:59


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

11:34


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

24:35


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:32


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

30:00


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:26


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

20:33


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

25:58


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

26:39


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

13:15


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

19:57


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

18:18


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

22:18


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

32:22


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

18:46


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

20:12


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

19:37


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

23:12


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

23:27


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

33:21


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

12:02


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

29:48


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

23:43


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

25:20


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

19:03


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

28:30


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

25:30


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

25:16


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

27:12


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

11:47


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

20:51


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

36:52


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

27:01


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

30:35


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

09:36


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

38:37


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

01:17