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A Talent to Annoy: Essays, Articles and Reviews 1929-1968 epub ebook

by Nancy Mitford

A Talent to Annoy: Essays, Articles and Reviews 1929-1968 epub ebook

Author: Nancy Mitford
Category: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Natl Book Network (June 1, 1987)
Pages: 217 pages
ISBN: 0825304296
ISBN13: 978-0825304293
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 618
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Explaining speech patterns that mark her countrymen as U (upper class) and Non-U in "The English Aristocracy," this deadpan piece evoked world-wide response in 1955. In a different vein, Mitford conveys compassion for doomed Arctic explorer Scott and his men, as she observes the 50th anniversary of their deaths in 1962. There are inimitable essays on her friend Evelyn Waugh and other personages she believed unjustly maligned.

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See contact information and details about Nancy Mitford. This site is maintained by Nancy Mitford's publisher Vintage Books. Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was born in London, the eldest of Lord Redesdale's seven children. By her twenties she was a friend of Evelyn Waugh and his circle and had begun writing novels.

Letters, journalism and essays. Collections of Letters. Nancy Mitford's gift as a comic writer and her humour are evident throughout her novels and also in the many articles which she wrote for the London Sunday Times. In the 1950s and 1960s these articles made her appear to be England's expert on aspects of life across Europe. Her novels, articles and biographies gave her a long-sought financial independence. Financial worries, and in particular the need to provide for her old age, had been (especially in earlier years) a constant concern.

The supersnob Brit for the ages in some sparkling journalism, most of which has already appeared in other books long out of print. The poor title, a play on Noel Coward's self-praising "talent to amuse," does Mitford an injustice. At her best, she was champagne-funny and infectious in her enthusiasms. Her pop bios of royalty were stunningly inaccurate, yet irresistibly zestful.

Explaining speech patterns that mark her countrymen as U (upper class) and Non-U in "The English Aristocracy," this deadpan piece evoked world-wide response in 1955.

Nancy Mitford was the eldest and most famous of the Mitfords. However, before she shot to fame as a novelist with The Pursuit of Love, she had gathered a huge following with articles pouring drops of acid on the pretensions of the aristocracy

Nancy Mitford was the eldest and most famous of the Mitfords. However, before she shot to fame as a novelist with The Pursuit of Love, she had gathered a huge following with articles pouring drops of acid on the pretensions of the aristocracy.

A collection of essays, articles, and reviews, written for "Vogue," "Atlantic Monthly," "The New York Times," and other publications, reflects the author's full range of interests and concerns
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