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Jessica Mitford: Churchill's Rebel by [Whitford, Meredith]
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Length: 344 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Jessica Mitford was “the one who got away” in her famous family.

While most the upper-crust Mitfords were drawn to fascism and admired Hitler Jessica made her home on the left of the political spectrum.

So did her cousin Esmond Romilly, the nephew of Winston Churchill and a veteran of the Spanish Civil War.

In 1937, when she was 19 and he was 18, Jessica and Esmond met.

With their shared ideals, they fell madly in love -- and ran away together.

Their families, and even the government, tried to stop them.

But their love overcame all obstacles.

And yet tragedy was lurking around the corner - and with the outbreak of war Jessica would lose Esmond forever.

'Jessica Mitford: Churchill's Rebel' is the fascinating story of a women who grew up in a world of privilege - but who was not afraid to strike out on her own.
She was a rebel - against her class and her family.

Meredith Whitford's ground-breaking book uses previously unpublished documents and family sources to investigate a part of her life that has received little attention from the Mitford Industry.

It is essential reading for anyone interested in the Mitford family -- and the years leading up to and after the Second World War.

And it is a window on an remarkable era - and a remarkable women.

'At last we get to read the "behind the scenes" story of Decca and Esmond's scandalous elopement during the turbulent 30s.' Lyndsy Spence author of The Mitford Girls Guide to Life.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2726 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I should - I didn't quite complete reading it. The writing style was more like a report of who married who .... not really all that exciting. I certainly expected more.
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Great reading about the Mitford family rebel Jessica.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! 18 April 2016
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This book takes the reader into the life of the interesting, amusing, sometimes contradictory Jessica Mitford and her family. With splendid research and fine attention to detail the author has managed to make this book feel more like an afternoon spent sitting in an attic going through a trunk of old letters than a non-fiction read. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining and enlightening look into the life of Jessica Mitford, but I must caution that this book will open up new avenues of exploration, or at least it did for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jessica Mitford. 23 September 2013
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Disn't know all the story of the Mitfords. This was an eyeopener. Not an overnight read but a very informative book about recent history. Churchill, Hitler and the Mitfords, what a combination!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mitford book 5 August 2013
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I generally enjoy books about all the Mitfords. Fairly well written but it could have gone a little deep into things.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Jessica Mitford: Churchill's Rebel 21 August 2013
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The book was disjointed, I just could not get very far into it and stopped reading. It may have gotten better but I could not endure it any longer.
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1.0 out of 5 stars boring and unreadable 31 August 2013
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A true stinker, I bet Churchill is rolling in his grave. I kept waiting to find out what was the reasoning behind this book, or was there a reason. I wanted to know what effect Jessica had on history but somehow the author got caught up talking about everything else. I could not finish it and won't. Ms. Whitford, go back to the drawing board and try again.

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