Nancy Mitford, the eldest of the six legendary Mitford sisters and the daughter of Lord and Lady Redesdale, was born in 1904 and schooled at home on the family estate in Oxfordshire. She made her dÃ©but in London and quickly rose to prominence as one of the era's bright new things, becoming close friends with Henry Green, Evelyn Waugh, John Betjeman, and their circle. She began writing for periodicals and novels while still in her twenties, a beauty and a wit. She published eight novels and biographies of Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire, Louis XIV, and Frederick the Great, in total. In 1973, she passed away. Visit www.nancymitford.com for more details.