Apropos of Nothing: Jessica Mitford Facts

Jessica Lucy ‘Decca’ Freeman-Mitford was one of the six legendary Mitford Sisters — caricatured by The Times journalist Ben Macintyre as “Diana the Fascist, Jessica the Communist, Unity the Hitler-lover; Nancy the Novelist; Deborah the Duchess and Pamela the unobtrusive poultry connoisseur”. In this very well-connected aristocratic family, Jessica was known as the “red sheep”.… Continue reading Apropos of Nothing: Jessica Mitford Facts

Nancy Spungeon

If you’re interested in the difference between a 20 year old man and a 40 year old man, and there’s really no reason why you should be but if you are, here’s a good example. Nancy Spungeon. (Who was neither, but I’m just being deliberately oblique.) When I was around 20 I studied popular music… Continue reading Nancy Spungeon