Lisa Hilton on The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski

She was one of the 20th century’s most glamorous and popular authors, he was one of Europe’s most influential politicians of the period: Lisa Hilton tells the story of the tumultuous love affair between Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski, the Free French commander who inspired her most famous novel The Pursuit of Love.

“Gaston was an erudite man, fabulously well-connected, a decorated war hero and the most tremendous lover… well, how could Nancy resist!”

 

 

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Published on 22nd February 2012

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