Nancy Mitford was born 28 November 1904, and died 30 June 1973
- I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
- I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had happened.
- Life is sometimes sad and often dull, but there are currants in the cake, and here is one of them.
- You’ve no idea how long life goes on and how many, many changes it brings. Young people seem to imagine that it’s over in a flash, that they do this thing, or that thing, and then die, but I can assure you they are quite wrong.
- I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It’s so frightfully good I’ve never bothered to read another.
Mitford was an English novelist and biographer. She is best remembered for her series of novels about upper-class life in England and France, but she also wrote four popular biographies of Louis XIV, Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire, and Frederick the Great.
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