Mrs Guinness : The Rise and Fall of Diana Mitford, the Thirties Socialite, Hardback

Mrs Guinness : The Rise and Fall of Diana Mitford, the Thirties Socialite Hardback


Before Diana Mitford's disgrace as a social pariah, she was a celebrated member of the Bright Young Things, moving at the centre of 1920s and '30s London high society.

She was a muse to many: Helleu painted her, James Lees-Milne worshipped her, Evelyn Waugh dedicated a book to her and Winston Churchill nicknamed her 'Dina-mite'.

As the young wife of Bryan Guinness, heir to the Guinness brewing empire, she lived a gilded life until fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley turned her head.

Unpublished letters, diaries and archives bring an unknown Diana to life, creating a portrait of a beautiful woman whose charm and personality enthralled all who met her, but the discourse of her life would ultimately act as a cautionary tale. This groundbreaking biography reveals the woman behind the myth.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 16 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white plates
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9780750959735



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