This wasn't as interesting as I expected it would be. It became rather tiresome and boring towards the end. I didn't have much appreciation or admiration for the sisters or the rest of their family and friends. The hype surrounding the Mitford sisters exceeds the value of their lives. I am glad that the Mitford sisters aren't around today.
The Six is a very ambitious biography/memoir steeped in historical detail and family heritage. To biographize all six sisters into one book was likely not an easy task. The author provided a complete family tree, which helped keep track of the various personages included in the book.
As a writer myself, I have to applaud the efforts made by the author to write six different biographies demonstrating how the sisters interacted with each other and how their decisions affected their family. The way they were raised was fascinating and troublesome, and it is no wonder that they were each affected by it. A poignant memoir for sure!