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A Life of Contrasts an Autobiography by Diana Mosley

A Life of Contrasts an Autobiography by Diana Mosley

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A Life of Contrasts, an Autobiography
by Diana Mosley

London: Hamish Hamilton
First edition, 1977.

SIGNED by Diana Mosley on the ffep.

Condition: Hardcover, dust jacket is intact with some minor to somewhat moderate edge wear. Corners and spine ends of cover boards a little bumped. The page edges have a few small speckles/spotting, only affects the interior on the lower ffep and a little with the proceeding pages. Otherwise there are no notes, and binding remains secure.

wiki: "Diana, Lady Mosley (née Freeman-Mitford; 17 June 1910 – 11 August 2003) was one of the Mitford sisters. In 1929 she married Bryan Walter Guinness, heir to the barony of Moyne, with whom she was part of the Bright Young Things social group of Bohemian young aristocrats and socialites in 1920s London. Her marriage ended in divorce as she was pursuing a relationship with Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists. In 1936, she married Mosley at the home of the propaganda minister for Nazi Germany, Joseph Goebbels, with Adolf Hitler as guest of honour.

In her 1977 autobiography A Life of Contrasts, she wrote, "I didn't love Hitler any more than I did Winston [Churchill]. I can't regret it, it was so interesting." In her final interviews with Duncan Fallowell in 2002, she responded that her reaction to the newsreels of death camps was "Well, of course, horror. Utter horror. Exactly the same probably as your reactions." However, when asked about having revulsion against Hitler for this, she said that "I had a complete revulsion against the people who did it but I could never efface from my memory the man I had actually experienced before the war. A very complicated feeling. I can't really relate those two things to each other. I know I'm not supposed to say that but I just have to."
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