Last of the Mitford Sisters

from the New York Times of 9.24.14


One of the most unusual families in the world. Her obit is worth reading.

Deborah Cavendish, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and the last of the six eccentric Mitford sisters, who turned her husband’s ancestral estate into one of England’s grand country houses and wrote books about it and her own fairy-tale life, died on Wednesday. She was 94.

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