Deborah Devonshire - Author

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The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was brought up in Oxfordshire with spells in London. In 1950, her husband, Andrew, the 11th Duke of Devonshire, inherited estates in Yorkshire and as well as Chatsworth, the family seat in Derbyshire, and Deborah became chatelaine and housekeeper of one of England's greatest and best-loved houses. Following her husband`s death in 2004, she moved to a village on the Chatsworth estate where she now lives.

 

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All in One Basket Nest Eggs by

All in One Basket Nest Eggs by

Author: Deborah Devonshire Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Entertaining, instructive, thought-provoking and hilarious, the unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire rings out of this volume which combines her two collections of 'occasional' writings - Home to Roost and Counting my Chickens. The pieces are broad and eclectic in their subjects, ranging from treasures unearthed while the kitchen was being redecorated, musings about the reason for the reworded town sign, tourism at Chatsworth, a ringside view of both John F. Kennedy's inauguration and funeral, and the value of deportment. No matter what she's writing about she is always affectionate, shrewd and uproariously funny.

Home to Roost And Other Peckings

Home to Roost And Other Peckings

Author: Deborah Devonshire Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2009

'My father would not have wasted time reading - a trait I have inherited from him.' The unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire, the youngest of the Mitford sisters, rings out of this second volume of her occasional writings. As broad and eclectic as her long and eventful life, the pieces range from a ringside view of John F. Kennedy's inauguration and funeral, a valedictory for her local post office, the 1938 London season, Christmas at Chatsworth and the hazards of shopping for clothes when your eyesight is failing. Affectionate, shrewd and uproariously funny, her no-nonsense, bang-on-the-nail observations are as good as any antidepressant.

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