The Horror of Love by Lisa Hilton
Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London

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But was Mitford's life with him really a wasted one of humiliation and denial? Ms. Hilton doesn't believe so.
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The dramatic love story of two extraordinary individuals--Nancy Mitford and free French commander Gaston Palewski--living in extraordinary times.

“Oh, the horror of love!” Nancy Mitford once exclaimed to her sister Diana Mosley.
Elegant and intelligent, Nancy was a reknowned wit and a popular author. Yet this bright, waspish woman gave her heart to a well-known philanderer who went on to marry another woman. Was Nancy that unremarkable thing—a deluded lover—or was she a remarkable woman engaged in a sophisticated love affair? Gaston Palewski was a Free French commander and one of the most influential politicians in post-war Europe. She supported him throughout his tumultuous career and he inspired some of her best work, including The Pursuit of Love.
Lisa Hilton’s provocative and emotionally challenging book reveals how, with discipline, gentleness, and a great deal of elegance, Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski achieved an affair of the heart. 
 

About Lisa Hilton

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Lisa Hilton graduated form New College, Oxford, and studied fine art at Christie's in Paris. She is 26 and lives in Milan, Italy.
 
Published December 4, 2012 by Pegasus Books. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by MOIRA HODGSON on Dec 30 2012

But was Mitford's life with him really a wasted one of humiliation and denial? Ms. Hilton doesn't believe so.

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