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Old 06-24-2019, 02:58 PM
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I don't know if this belongs her in this thread but I could not think of anywhere else to put it. I am reading "The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family" and am in "Chapter 11: Family at Odds". It is 1937 and Decca is getting married and afterwards Sydney, her mother, and Deborah (the future Duchess of Devonshire) travel to Austria to attend a party. The book states that Austria was then in Hitler's Reich since the Anschluss. I thought the Anschluss took place in 1938?
The Germans crossed the Austrian border on the 12th of March 1938.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:20 PM
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The Germans crossed the Austrian border on the 12th of March 1938.
Thanks. So can I assume the author of this book got the year wrong?
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:25 PM
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Thanks. So can I assume the author of this book got the year wrong?
Yes, they must have. Decca had her baby in December 1937 if I remember it correctly and although she and Esmond were socialist rebels who did everything their own way they had been properly married for some time then.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:21 PM
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Viscount and Viscountess Weymouth attended the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party today, June 25:


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Old 07-08-2019, 02:45 PM
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Viscountess Weymouth attended the Evian Live Young event at Wimbledon today, July 8:


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Old 07-09-2019, 04:42 PM
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Horrible news for both Rothschild and Goldsmith families: 15-year-old Iris Annabel Goldsmith died in a quad bike accident in the family's home in Somerset...

She was the daughter of Ben Goldsmith and his ex-wife Kate Rothschild.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...mily-farm.html
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:31 AM
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Such sad and shocking news when a young person dies so unexpectedly!
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:24 PM
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I read a book on the Mitford sisters and I am currently reading the book on the letters between the six sisters. I "think" I want to read Jessica's book "Hons and Rebels", her memoirs, except that in the book I read and in the book I am reading, there are comments that it is not totally accurate. In "The Saga of the Mitford Family", the author suggested that she may have mixed up reality with Nancy's novels that have exaggerated characters based on their family. Also, in a letter between Deborah and Diana, one of them says that 90% of "Hons and Rebels" is not true. I just don't want to waste my time on a non-fiction book that "may be" more fiction than truth. Thoughts?
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:29 PM
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I read a book on the Mitford sisters and I am currently reading the book on the letters between the six sisters. I "think" I want to read Jessica's book "Hons and Rebels", her memoirs, except that in the book I read and in the book I am reading, there are comments that it is not totally accurate. In "The Saga of the Mitford Family", the author suggested that she may have mixed up reality with Nancy's novels that have exaggerated characters based on their family. Also, in a letter between Deborah and Diana, one of them says that 90% of "Hons and Rebels" is not true. I just don't want to waste my time on a non-fiction book that "may be" more fiction than truth. Thoughts?
Anything involving the Mitford sisters written by themselves about the family should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:53 PM
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Anything involving the Mitford sisters written by themselves about the family should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Thanks, I will avoid it.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:04 PM
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Strictly Come Dancing: Viscountess Weymouth Emma Thynn is the EIGHTH contestant confirmed for 2019 series

Absolutely baffled by this one, but she's always been a celebrity.
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This is already expected of her.
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:26 PM
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Thanks, I will avoid it.
I don't think you should avoid it. The way the Mitford sisters perceived and described themselves is a big part in what made them so enchanting and often things they leave out are those they found to hard to bear.
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:17 AM
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Stunning D&G wedding dress worn by Camilla Thorp when she married the heir to the Duke of Marlborough goes on display at Blenheim Palace

Could this go here? I don't think there's a wedding thread for this wedding but I know we love looking at those dresses.
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She comes across as garish and craves fame /celebrity status.
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I've read a couple of interviews with her and seen her on the Longleat program I think she's ok. Be interesting to see if she can dance at all. Her father in law is certainly "eccentric".
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Old 08-07-2019, 02:45 PM
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Viscountess Weymouth on Strictly Come Dancing

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She comes across as garish and craves fame /celebrity status.
That's my gut reaction too based on all the photos I've seen of her in the last few years at a variety of functions & also some TV programmes that have been made about Longleat although she did come across as a sunny & sweet person who is good company. She's clever & beautiful but her work as a model & her penchant for dressing scantily while attending high profile social events emphasises her appearance at the expense of her brains & other qualities, which is not doing herself justice IMO. I think she has much more to contribute to the role of future Marchioness of Bath & chatelaine of Longleat than her ability to look fabulous at social functions or dance a Tango on Saturday night TV. Having said that, perhaps she can use the enormous exposure she's about to get to promote causes that will help others & if she can do that, then maybe she's doing the right thing by being a contestant.
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Sadly a lot of people in the public eye seem to have this sort of personality. Those who don't are ones to follow!
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BBC Strictly Come Dancing just announced that the Viscountess will be part of the top 8 contestant this season.

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Viscountess Weymouth enjy her holidays in St Tropez, France

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Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal daughter of the 1st Earl of Snowdon attends the Fashion East front row during London Fashion Week September 2019 at 1948LDN today 13 September in London


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The Duchess of Richmond attends day two of the Goodwood Revival 2019 at Goodwood today 14 September in Chichester

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