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The Resource Darling Monster : the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952, Diana Cooper ; edited by John Julius Norwich

Darling Monster : the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952, Diana Cooper ; edited by John Julius Norwich

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Darling Monster : the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952
Title
Darling Monster
Title remainder
the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952
Statement of responsibility
Diana Cooper ; edited by John Julius Norwich
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana's letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. They take us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz, which the Coopers spent holed up in the Dorchester (because it was newer, and therefore less vulnerable, than the Ritz), to rural Sussex where we see Diana blissfully setting up a smallholding as part of the war effort. After a spell with the Free French in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who was often cripplingly shy, who was happiest in the countryside with her cow and goats and whose greatest love and preoccupation were her husband and son. As a portrait of a time and some of history's most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans-and the constraints of the time they lived in"--
  • "Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life"--
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"Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. She married rising political star Duff Cooper. This golden couple knew everyone who was anyone and sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana's letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. Darling Monster begins with the rumblings of war and moves through the Blitz to rural Sussex where Diana blissfully sets up a smallholding as part of the effort. After a spell with the FreeFrench in Algiers, Duff was appointed British Ambassador to France and the couple settled into the glorious embassy in post-Liberation Paris. Over and beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny, fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance, who was often cripplingly shy, who was happiest in the countryside with her cow and goats and whose greatest love and preoccupation were her husband and son. As a record of an age and some of history's most dramatic and important events, the letters featured in Darling Monster are invaluable. But they also provide a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans--and the constraints of the time in which they lived"--
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Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10324676
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-1986
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Diana
Dewey number
  • 941.082092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C638
LC item number
A4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Norwich, John Julius
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooper, Diana
  • Cooper, Diana
  • Norwich, John Julius
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952
Label
Darling Monster : the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952, Diana Cooper ; edited by John Julius Norwich
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
861479048
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
520 pages
Isbn
9781468309225
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Darling Monster : the letters of Lady Diana Cooper to son John Julius Norwich, 1939-1952, Diana Cooper ; edited by John Julius Norwich
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
861479048
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
520 pages
Isbn
9781468309225
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations

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