Friday, November 5, 2010

Letters Between Six Sisters


"I had a letter from you & the Lady* & Henderson** today, wouldn't it be a dread if one had a) no sisters b) sisters who didn't write."

Deborah to Diana, 21 July 1965
*Nancy
**Jessica

The other day I checked out from the library, the tome, The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters, and this lovely quote is on the opening page.  I've also been reading on and off Nancy Mitford and Heywood Hill's letters, so the thought of letter-writing has been really percolating in my coffee pot of a brain.  Why don't we write proper letters anymore?  A few of us send bits and bobbles of wit and curiosity to each other, but I think I'm going to start making time to write.  If you'd like a letter from the Hibernian Homme, do send me your address via email (the last time we'll interchange that way) and I will most assuredly send you a post!  For those of you already near and dear, ask your servants if you've recieved anything - you have.

4 comments:

Jason | These Roving Eyes said...

Ask your servants. Ha!

Have you heard of the documentary Must Read After My Death ? It's not a perfect film, but it's interesting! Look it up.

Karena said...

Daniel I must read these books!! I do write notes, alas not letters. I do have a wonderful interview ....with the Empress of the Eye!

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Karena
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Daniel-Halifax said...

Jason, I put it on my netflix!! Sounds so good!

Karena, I'll check it out :)

little augury said...

wonderfully charmingly said-Your words and the Mitford letter. what a great book too and isn't the future Duchess a doll.