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Hitler's English Girlfriend

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The story of a truly strange and fascinating young girl and her relationship with Adolf Hitler in the mid to late 1930s
Lots of interest in the Mitford family and in the social history of the Second World War

A free-spirited rebel from the start, Unity will do and say just about anything to get herself in trouble. She s different, an outsider. In Adolf Hitler, she finds her
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 19th 2013 by Amberley (first published August 1st 2012)
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Lynette Twaddle
*Warning folks- spoilerage contained within*

Hmm, so I find the Mitfords absolutely fascinating and I felt that, having read Mary Lovell's family biography and moving on the Hons and Rebels and A Life of Contrasts as well as books on Nancy, that it was worth giving Unity more time away from the family as it were. In order to do this there seemed to be two choices, this and the biography by David Pryce-Jones written in the 70s.

I can now say since the package fell on the door mat this morning, thro
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Grady
Apr 02, 2012 Grady rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a nasty renegade!

Waiting for the USA Amazon.com page to offer the opportunity to review David Rehak's newest book HITLER'S ENGLISH GIRLFRIEND: THE STORY OF UNITY MITFORD as usual sends readers from the other side of the pond to Amazon.co.uk to seek the answer for the delay. And what a surprise to see the varying responses to Rehak's 'non-fiction novel'! But then time and proximity to the Germany that for a while belonged to Hitler's mad mind and the subsequent destruction of so much of the
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Julie
Mar 08, 2016 Julie rated it did not like it
I'm not sure this really belongs in my library's non-fiction section given the liberties the author takes in his 'novel-like' narrative. I found myself repeating "citation needed" like a mantra for the first couple of chapters until I stopped caring. After that, I tried to think of it as historical fiction, but it fails on that level too, since the characterization wasn't vivid and there's practically no sense of time or place, no atmosphere. I've read multiple books about and by the Mitford ...more
Chloe
Jun 22, 2013 Chloe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the wrong combination of patronising and assuming. The narrative style of writing just doesn't work and it feels more like a child's storybook than historical biography. Yet it drops references now and again that no one without a background knowledge of fascism would understand, such as the introduction of Brian Mosley simply as, "Mosley", with no description or indication to who he was or what role he played. I was looking for an interesting read on Unity Mitford and her ...more
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Badly written and not terribly accurate. Try David Pryce-Jones' Unity Mitford: A Quest instead.
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