The horror of love Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London
Hilton, Lisa 
   

Format: Hardback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Biography & autobiography: literary
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: 8/11/2011
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


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THE HORROR OF LOVE is a story about two people - Nancy Mitford and the Free French commander Gaston Palewski - who conducted a less than ideal love affair in post-war France. She was one of the twentieth century's most glamorous and popular authors, he was one of the most significant European politicians of the period. He inspired and encouraged her to write one of the funniest, most painfully poignant and best-loved novels of its time, The Pursuit of Love, and she supported him through a tumultuous political career. Their mutual life was spent amongst some of the most exciting, powerful and controversial figures of their times in the reawakening centre of European civilisation.