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Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts by The Duchess of Devonshire

A unique window on an extraordinary life lived with tremendous zest, discrimination, and intelligence The Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the Mitford siblings, the famous brood that includes the writers Nancy and Jessica. Like them, she has lived an unusually full and remarkable life, and like them she has an inimitable expressive gift. In Counting My Chickens, she has gathered extracts from her diaries and other writings to create a multifaceted portrait of her life at Chatsworth, the home of the Dukes of Devonshire, that is pithy, hilarious, wise, and always richly rewarding. Under the Duchesss inspired supervision, Chatsworth has become one of Englands most frequently visited great houses, welcoming over 400,000 visitors a year. The Duchess reveals what it takes to keep such an establishment alive and prospering, tells of transporting a goat by train from the Scottish island of Mull to London, discusses having her portrait painted by Lucian Freud, and provides rich reminisces of growing up a Mitford--along with telling anecdotes about friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy. From Tom Stoppards adoring Introduction to the authors meditation on the beauty of Elvis Presleys voice, COUNTING MY CHICKENS offers continuous surprise and delight.

Author: The Duchess of Devonshire

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 208

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2002-10-15

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ISBN: 0374130299


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