In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

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In the spring of 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. The halcyon visit sparked a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining correspondence. When something caught their interest and they knew the other would be amused, they sent off a letter--there are glimpses of President Kennedy's inauguration, weekends at Sandringham, filming with Errol Flynn ...

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