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Nancy Mitford – Original “It” Girl

Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford

Nancy Freeman-Mitford CBE (28 November 1904 – 30 June 1973), known as Nancy Mitford, was an English novelist, biographer and journalist.
Nancy was one of the famous Mitford sisters and considered one of the Bright Young Things in the early 1900s.

 

Nancy Mitford:  The Wit & Quips of an “IT” girl

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.

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I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang.  It’s so frightfully good I’ve never bothered to read another.

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I have just heard on the wireless that there’s no point in writing books any more because the electric brain can do it better.  I’m all for it so long as I don’t have to read the Brain’s effusios, don’t feel they are made for me.

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Geoffrey Chaucer – Epic Man

Chaucer – Father of English Literature

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Geoffrey Chaucer – Father of English Literature

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet’s Cornerof Westminster Abbey.

If love is good, then where does my sadness come from?
If love is wicked, it seems strange to me that every torment
and adversity coming from it is pleasant to me.
-Geoffrey Chaucer
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People can die of mere imagination.
– Chaucer

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Women desire six things: they want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.
– Chaucer

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