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Nancy Mitford
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    (November 28, 1904-June 30, 1973)
    Daughter of David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale
    Sister of Jessica, Diana and Unity Mitford
    Wrote the novels 'Highland Fling' (1931), 'Wigs on the Green' (1935), 'The Pursuit of Love' (1945) and 'Love in a Cold Climate' (1949)
    Wrote the biographies 'Voltaire in Love' (1957), 'The Sun King' (1966) and 'Frederick the Great' (1970)
    Died in Versailles, France
    Two of her sisters, Diana and Unity, were Nazi sympathizers.
    Her sister Jessica was a Communist (although she later quit the Communist party).
    She spied on her sisters for British intelligence.
    She wrote an essay that divided the English language into 'U' (upper class) and 'non-U.'
    She had an unsuccessful love life.
    She based many characters in her novels on the members of her family.
    She described herself as an 'intellectual snob.'
    She was renowned for her wit.
    She wrote biographies of Louis XIV and Frederick the Great.
    Her great-niece is the model Stella Tennant. She avoided the political extremism of her sisters.
    She was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a Knight of the Legion of Honor. (1972)
    Her novel 'The Pursuit of Love' is loosely based on her family.
    Her novel 'The Blessing' was made into a movie.
    'Love in a Cold Climate' was twice made into successful BBC miniseries.
    Credit: The Truffle
    Additional Info: C. Fishel
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 34 Votes: 17.65% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 57 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 40 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 76 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 122 Votes: 64.75% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 134 Votes: 42.54% Annoying
 
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