Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture Those Mitford Girls! via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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The aristocratic Mitford sisters were writers and socialites, biographers and essayists. Jessica, who wrote Hons and Rebels and The American Way of Death, was a communist and human rights activist. Unity sympathised with the Nazis and worshipped Hitler. Nancy’s Love in a Cold Climate characters had a reckless upper-class Bohemianism and were determined to find life amusing at all costs, Diana became the most hated woman in Britain during World War II, Pam was the ‘domestic’ sister, and Debo became a Duchess.
Susannah Fullerton looks at the lives, writings and works of these unconventional sisters.
Susannah Fullerton has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australia lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
Image| Unity, Tom, Deborah, Diana, Jessica, Nancy, and Pamela Mitford at Swinbrook House, in Oxfordshire, England, 1935. PHOTOGRAPH FROM BRIDGEMAN IMAGES; DIGITAL COLORIZATION BY LEE RUELLE.