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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

A Life of Contrasts: The Autobiography of Diana Mitford Mosley

A Life of Contrasts: The Autobiography of Diana Mitford Mosley - Diana Mitford Mosley Diana was the Mitford sister who married a British Fascist and was imprisoned during WWII so it was interesting, and sometimes eye-opening, to read her take on her life and the history of the last century. She had a unique vantage point because she was related to Churchill and knew Hitler--and a late chapter in the book describs the many ways she believed they were alike. Reading her sister Nancy's books I was happily infected with her determined love of life. Though there are enjoyable parts of this book, such as when she describes visiting with interesting intellectual and artistic friends, Diana's determination is to defend her husband's beliefs so reading her more dreary.