Wait for Me! by Deborah Mitford audiobook

Wait for Me!: Memoirs

By Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire
Read by Anne Flosnik

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200099610

  • ISBN: 9798200099603

  • ISBN: 9798200099627

Runtime: 14.30 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir Wait for Me! chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her controversially political sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life would change utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married Kick Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy. With its intense warmth and charm, Wait for Me! is a unique portrait of an age and an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. It is irresistible listening and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight audiences for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Enjoyable.... Compelling as a portrait of a vanishing world. Wall Street Journal
Wait for Me!…teem[s] with memories of love, war, betrayal, heartbreak, housekeeping, and frolic…tantalizing…riveting. New York Times Book Review
“Funny, loving, sparkly, snarky, heartbreaking, chilling, gossipy, wise.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Charming, captivating, and at times wickedly funny. ‘Wait for Me!’ was the refrain of young ‘Debo’, the baby of the family. Now ninety, she has caught up beautifully.” Time
“Admirably done, cannily blending disclosure and reticence in a charming book that kept me riveted.” Guardian (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Deborah Mitford Duchess of Devonshire

Author Bio: Deborah Mitford Duchess of Devonshire

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the sister of Nancy, Pamela, Tom, Diana, Unity, and Jessica Mitford. She is a past president of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and of the Royal Smithfield Club. She is the author of a number of books, including Counting My Chickens…, Home to Roost, and Round About Chatsworth.

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Author Bio: Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English