Home to Roost

Home to Roost

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'My father would not have wasted time reading -- a trait I have inherited from him.' The unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire, the youngest of the Mitford sisters, rings out of this second volume of her occasional writings. As broad and eclectic as her long and eventful life, the pieces range from a ringside view of John F. Kennedy's inauguration and funeral, a valedictory for her local post office, the 1938 London season, Christmas at Chatsworth and the hazards of shopping for clothes when your eyesight is failing. Affectionate, shrewd and uproariously funny, her no-nonsense, bang-on-the-nail observations are as good as any antidepressant.No longer can a letter be weighed to go to the ends of the earth. No more ... We all knew each other, we knew when someone was ill or had gone on holiday. Now our meeting place is ... Fine-weather walkers and tourists are welcome but they dona#39;t belong, their roots are elsewhere. There has been ... bung off the email and back comes another in a ridiculous new language invented for it. With no properanbsp;...

Title:Home to Roost
Author: Deborah Devonshire
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2009-05-14

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