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Wait for Me! by Deborah Cavendish
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Apr 28, 2011

really liked it
Read in April, 2011

Any book by a Mitford is sure to be fun. The best bits here are about her childhood, even though we've read it all before from Decca, Nancy and Diana. Her account of her adult years is grouped by topic - the Kennedys, for example - and feels a bit perfunctory despite some wonderful stories. Old age is catching up with her and her friends (a hilarious story about Patrick Leigh Fermor in the bath at age 90 noticing with horror that his feet had turned black, then realizing he had merely forgotten to take off his socks) though she seems to be living alone (with lots of help) quite happily. Chronicling the deaths of her beloved parents, husband and sisters is very sad. "I wondered how anyone could die without at least four daughters at their bedside," she writes.

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