[Ebook] The Other Mitford By Diana Alexander – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

The Other Mitford The First Biography Of The Most Private Of The Mitford SistersJournalist Diana Alexander, Who Was Pamela Mitford S Friend For Many Years, Offers A Captivating Biography Of Gentle Pamela, As Her Lifelong Admirer John Betjeman Described Her The Story Of Pamela Jackson, N E Mitford, Is A Fascinating One Despite Shunning The Bright City Lights That Her Sisters So Desperately Craved, She Had Many Wild Adventures Of Her Own And Was Very Much Involved In The Activities Of Her Extraordinary Family, Picking Up The Many Pieces When Things Went Disastrously Wrong Which They Often Did But Was Always Content To Be Her Own Delightful Self Loyal To The Core, She Inherited From Her Mother, Lady Redesdale, The Constancy And Kindness That Underpinned The Wilder Exploits Of The Famous Mitford Family Indeed, Innocence Along With Courage And Kindness Was One Of Her Remarkable Qualities But It Was The Innocence Of A Woman Who Had Lived And Suffered, Loved And Lost, And Overcome Adversity To Enjoy An Unusually Contented Old Age.

10 thoughts on “The Other Mitford

  1. says:

    In which Pamela Mitford is established as being nice, and a good cook in other words, despite an apparently determined effort by the author to push the least famous of the Mitford sisters into the limelight and establish her as being quite as interesting as her sisters, this book says nothing about her that you wouldn t learn in a biography about, well, any one of her sisters There is definitely some rose tintedness here Diana Alexander knew Pamela personally, clearly liked her very much, an In which Pamela Mitford is established as being nice, and a good cook in other words, despite an apparently determined effort by the author to push the least famous of the Mitford sisters into the limelight and establish ...

  2. says:

    I picked this up in a bookshop having long ago run out of new Mitford books to read It s a fairly slight book, if I m honest most of the information in it I recognised from other sources In any case, I think there s a reason why no separate book has been written about Pamela Mitford before There s also an irritating habit of repetition key facts, such as Pamela taking care of Diana s children when she was in prison, appear over and over again in chapters on different themes, as though the I picked this up in a bookshop having long ago run out of new Mitford books to read It s a fairly slight book, if I m honest most of the information in it I recognised from other sources In any case, I think there s a reason why no separate book has been written about Pamela Mitford before There s also an irritating habit of repetition key facts, such as Pamela taking care of Diana s children when she was in prison, appear over and over again in chapters on different themes, as though the author thinks she is writing for a class of inattentive schoolchildren who need constant recaps.The author knew Pamela Mitford personally in her old age and there is a certain amount of championing of her, defending her niceness, her looks, her adventurous spirit and, slightly unconvincingly, her humour But perhaps because the author s personal kn...

  3. says:

    I will read anything by or about any of the Mitford Sisters, but this one was scraping the bottom of the barrel a little For a book that was supposed to fill in the blanks about the least known Mitford it spent an awful lot of time talking about the other better known Mitfords, and I ve read so much about them now that I found myself disagreeing with the author about her take on some of the those other Mit...

  4. says:

    This was a really interesting story about the Mitfords, however it didn t focus on Pamela as much as I expected Also, the author s close friendship with Pamela Jackson I feel has affected her writing Pamela is portrayed as being a saintly woman who did absolutely nothing wrong in her entire life Also, you get the feeling through reading the book that Ms Alexander does not like Pamela s younger sister Jessica I feel her personal opinions slightly ruined the book for me, which otherwise woul This was a really interesting story about the Mitfords, however it didn t focus on Pamela as much as I expected Also, the author s close friendship with Pamela Jackson I feel has affected her writing Pamela is portrayed as being a saintly woman who did absolutely nothing wrong in her e...

  5. says:

    A bit of a missed opportunity, I m afraid Perhaps there really isn t that much to say about Pam She did feature on the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, but there is not much about that here, and quite a lot of the book is really about the others Not much structure, either, and some annoying errors Attlee is spelt wrong throughout There are some funny stories nonetheless, and some nice pictures The author knew Pam in later life, and the anecdotes come to life a bit , but otherwise this A bit of a missed opportunity, I m afraid Perhaps there really isn t that much to say about Pam She did feature on the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, but there is not much about that here, and quite a lot of the book is reall...

  6. says:

    The subject matter somewhat redeemed this, but it s clumsily written, with a scatter gun approach to chronology, and with far too much repetition Although it claims to be about Pamela, it s really as much about the other...

  7. says:

    Quite disappointing I really looked forward to reading this but it is just a bad rehash of all the other, much better Mitford books I didn t learn very much about Pamela that I hadn t read in the Letters Between Six Sisters it wasabout the other girls.

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