image for Literary Event item typeLaura ThompsonTake Six Girls at York House



Literary Event, Thu 24 Nov 2016


Richmond Road,

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The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upperclass manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire.

They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege, they became prominent as ‘bright young things’ in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark- and very public differences in their outlooks came to symbolise the political polarities of a dangerous decade.

The contrasting lives of the Mitford sisters- stylish, scandalous and tragic, are recounted in masterly fashion by award-winning author Laura Thompson who holds up a mirror to upper-class life before and after the Second World War.

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Thu 24 Nov 2016 19:00





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Map reference: TQ 165733  Lat: 51.44671 Long: -0.32496

South West Trains from London Waterloo / Clapham Junction run to Richmond, St Margarets and Twickenham Stations.

The District underground runs to Richmond and the Piccadilly line runs to Hounslow.

Buses from Richmond Station that stop on Richmond Road, close to York House, are H22, R68, R70, 490 and 33. From Hounslow the 281 and H22 stop in King Street.
From Kingston the 281 stops in King Street.

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Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Twickenham station


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