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The Horror of Love by Lisa Hilton
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Oct 29, 2012

really liked it
Read from September 17 to October 29, 2012

This is an excellent book, both for anyone interested in European politics of the mid 20th Century and for those into the Mitfords and their world. I have read much about the Mitfords previously, but still found a lot of new material here. I was also pleased to be educated about France during and after WW2 and de Gaulle. If you're after a bit of romance, then you might be put off by all the politics and philosophy but at the heart of the book is a sad love story that has food for thought for all of us.

My only gripe is the bits in French. Sometimes my schoolgirl pidgin Francais didn't run to some of the sentences and you're often not given a translation.

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