Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Last of the Mitford Sisters

Deborah, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire in conversation at the Frick Gallery in January of this year. She was at the Frick (so much more refined than Barnes and Noble) to talk about the recently published book of letters between her and Patrick Leigh Fermor. Deborah is the youngest and last surviving sibling of the famous Mitford Sisters. She took tea with Hitler, she was best friends with Jack and Bobby Kennedy and she's also one of the Queen's oldest pals. In this talk she reminiscences about her sisters, her eccentric father, the queen's toilet at Sandringham, and, of course, Paddy Fermor.