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|Named Person:||Diana Mosley|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jan Dalley; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
|Description:||xvi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
An English Childhood --
The Voice --
Learning to Read --
Swinbrook House --
John Bull's Grandson --
Mosley in Parliament --
The Road to Fascism --
1932: The Big Gamble --
British Fascism: The Background --
The British Union of Fascists --
A New Life --
Meeting Hitler --
Wootton Lodge --
Prophesying War --
Country Life --
"Married at eighteen into the enormously wealthy Guinness family, Diana had it all - brains, beauty, social position and money. She bore two sons and created a sparkling society circle that included such artists and intellectuals of the interwar years as Cecil Beaton, Lytton Strachey and Evelyn Waugh (who dedicated Vile Bodies to her). But after only three years she was swept up in the love affair that would change her life: with Sir Oswald Mosley, MP, womanizer and charismatic founder of the British Union of Fascists."
"Jan Dalley's careful and dedicated research - which included many interviews and conversations with the subject herself, now nearly ninety and living in France - enables her to tell Diana Mosley's story in fascinating, and sometimes grim, detail. Growing enthusiasm for the Nazis spurred frequent visits to Germany and meetings with Hitler and other leaders (the Mosleys were actually married in Goebbels's house in 1936); there were struggles to raise money for Mosley's organization and, finally, after war was declared, years of internment in Holloway prison.
Yet at the same time there were friendships with people like Winston Churchill (whose affectionate nickname for her was "Dinamite") and, after the war, a comfortable, if controversial, return to respectability."--Jacket.