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‘Beautifully written.’ Valerie Grove, the days ‘Martini-dry wit.’ Irish occasions ‘Often natural Wodehouse.’ monetary instances ‘Uncompromising.’ A.N. Wilson, Sunday Telegraph ‘It has all her charm.’ Laura Thompson, an exceptional learn, BBC Radio four ‘Brilliant.’ night normal ‘A lifetime of Contrasts is a candid, page-turning memoir, written by means of a girl who will—without any doubt—be considered by way of background as essentially the most interesting personalities of the 20 th Century.’ Mary S. Lovell ‘Lady Mosley writes super well… Her booklet reads like fantastic speak; her characters reside and die in one phrase… An autobiography of actual distinction.' Jonathan Raban, Sunday occasions ‘I envy any reader coming for the 1st time to a lifetime of Contrasts, Diana Mosley’s account of her personal eventful earlier, for he has a unprecedented deal with in entrance of him.’ Selina Hastings ‘Sharp, fun and well-written’ Hugh Thomas, New Statesman ‘Wholly if grittily, a Mitford book… the reader should be flung among pride and dismay as he reads on… To all these now not averse to a bit powdered glass of their Bombe shock: enjoy.’ the days ‘Other contributors of the Mitford family members shouldn't have the monopoly of fantastic and a laugh writing.’ The Tatler ‘She emerges between all else as feminine…’ Mary Warnock, The Listener ‘Animated and revealing.’ Hibernia ‘Witty and amusing.’ Catholic bring in ‘She was once essentially a star.’ Anne de Courcy within the Viceroy’s Daughters The hilarious autobiography of the main glamorous of the brilliant younger issues. Diana Mitford describes within the inimitable Mitford method the way it happened that either Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler cherished her, and Evelyn Waugh and Oswald Mosley fell in love with her.

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This Carroccio was used by our forefathers in triumphal processions and on high occasions; and when it went out with the host, the lords and counts of the country round, and the noble knights of the city, fetched it from its quarters in San Giovanni, and brought it on to the Piazza of the Mercato Nuovo; and having stationed it beside a boundary-stone, carved like the Carroccio, which is still there, they handed it over to the keeping of the people. And it was escorted to the field of battle by the best and bravest and strongest of the foot-soldiers of the people of the city, who were chosen to guard it, and round it was mustered the whole force of the people.

And critical editions, and, in the case of the Divina Commedia commentaries, as well as data, of special interest to the English reader, as to the various editions and translations of each work published in this country. Many additional details will also be found in some of the other sections, especially in the more strictly biographical portions of the work. Further, in the present edition I have made a point of supplying copious references to authorities (generally at the foot of the page), which will serve at once as an acknowledgment of my own obligations, and as a means whereby the reader may, if desired, check the information furnished in the text.

Many additional details will also be found in some of the other sections, especially in the more strictly biographical portions of the work. Further, in the present edition I have made a point of supplying copious references to authorities (generally at the foot of the page), which will serve at once as an acknowledgment of my own obligations, and as a means whereby the reader may, if desired, check the information furnished in the text. The bibliographical and biographical notes in the original Appendix have been considerably amplified, and four Appendices have been added.

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