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Hons and Rebels (Revised) | Jessica Mitford
'Whenever I read the words "Peer's Daughter" in a headline, ' Lady Redesdale once sadly remarked, 'I know it's going to be something about one of you children.' The Mitford family is one of the century's most enigmatic, made notorious by Nancy's novels, Diana's marriage to Sir Oswald Mosley, Unity's infatuation with Hitler, Debo's marriage to a duke and Jessica's passionate commitment to communism. Hons and Rebels is an enchanting and deeply absorbing memoir of an isolated and eccentric upbringing which conceals beneath its witty, light-hearted surface much wisdom and depth of feeling
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Hons and Rebels | Jessica Mitford
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I was supposed to only drop donations off at the Friends of the Library bookstore yesterday but who can say no to a $7 Folio Society edition of a book you have been wanting to read?

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
LeahBergen Nope! You can‘t! ❤️❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana No one! 3mo
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I‘m trying to be more organized with my reading challenges in 2019. This year I‘m marking down the actual prompt for each book instead of throwing the book on the shelf and trying to remember why I put it there. 🤔

Does anyone have a recommendation for a book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title?

JamieArc Or anything about the zodiac killer if you‘re into true crime... 11mo
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Reviewsbylola Very smart. Maybe I need to try this! 11mo
Lisaw13 I'm thinking of doing this one - I figured stars count as an astrology term 11mo
Soubhiville Great idea! 11mo
MellieAntoinette It‘s a little literal but 11mo
Mdargusch It says “zodiac sign” @jamiearc so I thought maybe the zodiac murders would be cheating? That‘s what I really want to read though. 11mo
Mdargusch I love the cover of that book but there aren‘t many reviews. Have you read it? @JamieArc 11mo
Mdargusch That sounds spicy! @Susanita 11mo
Mdargusch I‘ll check into that one @Lisaw13 11mo
Mdargusch Smart @MellieAntoinette - I should probably just search those words on GR and see what comes up. 11mo
JamieArc @Mdargusch Pisces? It‘s on my TBR for this year. My understanding is that it is a bit bizarre. Litsy reviews seem to be quite mixed. 11mo
JamieArc Check this tag for more Litsy reviews: 11mo
Mdargusch I feel dumb. I searched under “Pisces” and there weren‘t many reviews. No wonder. 😂 thanks for your guidance @JamieArc 11mo
Gina This is about the zodiac killer from the 60s. It got 4☆s on Amazon. 11mo
Mdargusch Thanks @Gina that looks like a good one! 11mo
Shadowfat Great idea, I might try that! 11mo
emilyhaldi Brilliant!! I need to get as organized as you 🙌🏻 11mo
bookishdawg If you like true crime, “Zodiac” by Robert Graysmith is great! 11mo
Mdargusch Thanks @bookishdawg because I love true crime! 11mo
Mdargusch I like your book suggestion @CarolynM 👍🏼 that‘s definitely a different take on the zodiac. 11mo
BarbaraBB That‘s the one I‘ve planned to read for the prompt! 11mo
Mdargusch Great idea! @BarbaraBB - I‘ve never read that one! There are so many books with star, sun, or moon in the title so that‘s a great direction to go in! 👍🏼 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks like a great lineup!!! 11mo
Mdargusch Thanks for the idea @Cinfhen 👍🏼 11mo
rather_be_reading great idea! 11mo
Nute I think that this is a brilliant idea! A great organizational/strategic plan is often the key to success. 10mo
Mdargusch I hope! So far it has been very helpful when I pull a book off my shelf because I already have forgotten what prompt it was for. 🤦🏼‍♀️ @Nute 10mo
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I have a #fascination with NYRB, which is odd and slightly embarrassing because I‘ve owned these titles for YEARS and never read a single one.

Maybe I need to remedy that ASAP. Any suggestions from my stack? I‘m most interested in The Dud Avocado and Hons and Rebels.


daena I collect them too! (edited) 1y
Leniverse I just read a shorter work by Rebecca West, and her prose is great and her composition masterful, so I say read The Fountain Overflows. On the other hand, there‘s no resisting the title The Dud Avocado. 😄 1y
Kalalalatja I like the look of them together 😍 1y
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JenniferP I collect the NYRBs too - they look lovely on the shelf. I haven‘t read any of those but Summer Will Show is on my TBR stack 1y
RowReads1 Rebecca West🙂 1y
BarbaraBB I don‘t know any of them but man, do they look good 😍 1y
Leftcoastzen I love them too. I‘d say I have read about half of the ones I own 1y
emilyhaldi Dud avocado!!!!! Do it!!! I've loved every NYRB I've read ❤️ 1y
Mdargusch You can‘t go wrong with a book titled Dud Avocado 🥑 1y
LeahBergen I have several of these that I haven‘t read yet either! 😂 1y
Cinfhen Ditto on the 🥑 1y
MicheleinPhilly My ratio of unread NYRBs to read NYRBs is like 7:1. 😬 1y
Billypar I'm with you: love these editions (reading one now actually). 1y
Reviewsbylola Ooooh which one? @Billypar 1y
Billypar The Door.... It's so good! The kind where it's killing me to do regular life stuff instead of finish it. The other one I read this year- Last Words from Montemartre was also excellent- very powerful. 1y
Reviewsbylola Great, I will have to look into both of those. You are definitely convincing me that I need them and I don‘t even know yet what they‘re about. 😂😂 @Billypar 1y
Billypar Ha- I'm going to keep them mysterious then and not say more 😀 Except that they couldn't be more different- good for completely different reasons. 1y
arubabookwoman I loved The Slaves of Solitude. 1y
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So much Mitford lately! #mitfordmania

jillrhudy Love love love deeply devotedly love 2y
Aimeesue @jillrhudy Muv and Farve are killing me! Who ARE these people??? It's possible I now understand how Prince Charles' whole love of scienceless medical nonsense took hold, though. Sheesh. (edited) 2y
Aimeesue @jillrhudy PS: Demmed sewers! 2y
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Looking forward to reading this favorite of J. K. Rowling's, with #cursive on the spine. #rebelrebel #septembowie #fallintoreading #foliofreaks #foliosociety #coverlovers #awesomeautumnbooks #multitasking

Booksnchill @rubyslippersreads great cover- I could only find the paperback version- this looks great! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸 2y
Cinfhen Pretty cover 😍 2y
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LeahBergen 💕💕💕 2y
jillrhudy @Aimeesue there is a Folio of Hons and Rebels, not owned by me; life is unfair! 2y
Aimeesue @jillrhudy SO unfair! That really is beautiful. 2y
rubyslippersreads @jillrhudy @Aimeesue I got it on eBay. 😊 2y
Aimeesue @rubyslippersreads Well now we will be gnashing our teeth in jealousy. There but for a "Buy It Now" option go I. ☹️ 2y
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When the weather is nice and you go for a walk to your local indie bookshop ... and it's right close to a pub ... with half-price bottles of wine... and then the husband meets you after he's done work. 😍

britt_brooke Well, this is just perfect! #cheers 3y
merelybookish What else do you need? 3y
AlaMich Those Mitfords were quite the family! 3y
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Hollie I think you've just described my perfect day! I have no indie bookstore, husband, or cool pub with half price wine, but a girl can dream! 3y
rubyslippersreads Can't think of a more perfect evening! 3y
Bookartbookmarks The dream!! Dang girl 3y
Bklover Sounds wonderful! 3y
kspenmoll Contentment!!! 3y
Crystalblu Nice set up! 3y
LeahBergen @britt_brooke Cheers! 🍷 3y
LeahBergen @merelybookish Exactly! 😄 3y
LeahBergen @AlaMich Oh, they were! 3y
LeahBergen @Hollie 😂😂 3y
LeahBergen @Bklover It was! 😊 3y
LeahBergen @kspenmoll Yes!! 😊 3y
LeahBergen @Crystalblu It was! 😄 3y
Yournewfriendsams Perfection🙌🏽 3y
TrishB Lovely 💝 3y
Jess_Read_This Perfect evening! I love this pic! 3y
Suet624 Perfect. 3y
Redwritinghood 💕💕 3y
Hobbinol A perfect set up!❤️❗️ 3y
LauraBeth Those are the best kinds of excursions 💕 3y
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Hons and Rebels (Revised) | Jessica Mitford
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This is quite an obvious #FictionNonfictionPairing to make, but I am very intrigued to read Hons and Rebels and find out the truth behind Nancy Mitford's novels! #seasonsreadings2016

Dragon Such good books. I'm fascinated by the Mitford family 😀 3y
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I'm guilty of a bit of an obsession. I love to read all things Mitford. This family had the most interesting and eccentric daughters. They are a controversial lot and I don't agree with most of their opinions. I blame Love In A Cold Climate, Nancy made her family too funny. Does anyone else have a similar guilty obsession?

Eyelit I don't know if this is the same, but I will read anything that is even remotely related to fairy tales. Reimagining, retellings, literary critiques, etc. When I was young I was obsessed with Egyptology, and now that I'm older I'm obsessed with fairy tales. Go figure. 😆 3y
shawnmooney My guilty pleasure is royal biographies :) 3y
Dragon Thanks @Eyelit it sounds the same and your comment reminded me of a book I bought at the library discard sale. It's called Boy, Snow , Bird. I have not read it yet and thanks to you , I just dug it out 3y
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Dragon @shawnmooney royal biographies are such fun. I especially like Tudor biographies. 3y
Dragon Thanks for the comment @shawnmooney 3y
Simona @Dragon I discovered Mitford sisters few months ago and I'm obsessed with all of them (regardless of their political believe), but the most fascinating is for me their mother. 3y
Dragon @Simona thanks for the comment. I confess I didn't pay as much attention to Sydney as her daughters 3y
Hobbinol You know I do! 3y
Dragon Thanks @Hobbinol 👍😀 3y
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