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Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir Wait for Me! chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her controversially political sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life would change utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married Kick Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy. With its intense warmth and charm, Wait for Me! is a unique portrait of an age and an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. It is irresistible listening and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight audiences for years to come.

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir Wait for Me! chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her controversially political sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life would change utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married Kick Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy. With its intense warmth and charm, Wait for Me! is a unique portrait of an age and an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. It is irresistible listening and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight audiences for years to come.
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Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir Wait for Me! chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her controversially political sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life would change utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married Kick Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy. With its intense warmth and charm, Wait for Me! is a unique portrait of an age and an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. It is irresistible listening and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight audiences for years to come.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

14h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

55:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

49:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

47:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:23