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Nancy Mitford

Episode 8 of 9

Journalist Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford for her spiky wit and for the example she set for women. She explains her admiration to Matthew, with the aid of biographer Lisa Hilton.

Grace Dent loves Nancy Mitford for her wit, and for the way in which she showed women that it was possible to live your life. Grace Dent is a TV critic, newspaper columnist, author, and broadcaster - and a feared presence on Twitter. Nancy Mitford's greatest success came with the novels The Pursuit of Love (1945) and Love in a Cold Climate (1949). Matthew Parris asks what it is about Nancy that so inspires Grace, with the aid of biographer Lisa Hilton.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

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