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Darling Monster : the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952

Author: Diana Cooper; John Julius Norwich
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. She married rising political star Duff Cooper. This golden couple knew everyone who was anyone and sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana's letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. Darling Monster begins with the rumblings of war and moves through the Blitz to rural Sussex where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Diana Cooper; Diana Cooper; John Julius Norwich; Diana Cooper; John Julius Norwich
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Cooper; John Julius Norwich
ISBN: 9781468309225 1468309226
OCLC Number: 861479048
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: Diana Cooper ; edited by John Julius Norwich.
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"Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. She married rising political star Duff Cooper. This golden couple knew everyone who was anyone and sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana's letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. Darling Monster begins with the rumblings of war and moves through the Blitz to rural Sussex where Diana blissfully sets up a smallholding as part of the effort. After a spell with the Free French in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who was often cripplingly shy, who was happiest in the countryside with her cow and goats and whose greatest love and preoccupation were her husband and son. As a record of an age and some of history's most dramatic and important events, the letters featured in Darling Monster are invaluable. But they also provide a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans--and the constraints of the time in which they lived"--

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