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Writers' portraits

Writers' Portraits

William Acton, brother of Harold, drew all the Mitford sisters; above is Nancy, and here1 – at The Swan Inn,2 Swinbrook (close to what was their childhood home) are reproductions of all six portraits.

Nancy’s novels The Pursuit of Love3Writers' Portraits and Love in a Cold Climate4Writers' Portraits are two of my all-time favourites (though I don’t care for the covers on those editions), and her letters are also wonderfully entertaining: try Love From Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford5Writers' Portraits or The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters6Writers' Portraits (there’s a post on it here7).


  1. ^ here (www.flickr.com)
  2. ^ The Swan Inn, (www.theswanswinbrook.co.uk)
  3. ^ The Pursuit of Love (www.amazon.co.uk)
  4. ^ Love in a Cold Climate (www.amazon.co.uk)
  5. ^ Love From Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford (www.amazon.co.uk)
  6. ^ The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters (www.amazon.co.uk)
  7. ^ here (www.cornflowerbooks.co.uk)

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