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No Se Lo Digas A Alfred

No Se Lo Digas A Alfred

by Nancy Mitford
Publication Date: 01/06/2009
When Alfred becomes an ambassador in Paris, his wife Fanny will be put in charge of managing the embassy s day-to-day. Suddenly she ll find herself rubbing shoulders with the Parisian aristocracy, hosting cocktails and dinners, and bewildered by the way in which the most menial details of her life make their way into the papers. On top of it all, she will have to mediate emotional situations among her friends and guide her indomitable sons, whose modern lifestyles she just can t seem to understand. Furthermore, it seems as though a diplomatic crisis is about to erupt, making it clear that life in an embassy is anything but boring."Cuando Alfred es nombrado embajador en Paris, su esposa Fanny se convertira en la encargada de manejar los asuntos cotidianos de la embajada. De repente se vera alternando con la aristocracia y lo mas granado de la sociedad parisina, dando cocteles y cenas, y contemplando asombrada como cada nimio detalle de su vida es aireado en los periodicos. Por si fuera poco, tendra que mediar en los asuntos sentimentales de sus amigos y encauzar a sus indomitos hijos, cuyos modernos estilos de vida no termina de comprender. Ademas, parece que una crisis diplomatica esta a punto de estallar, dejando claro que la vida en una embajada es todo excepto aburrida.""
Contemporary fiction
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Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
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United States
2nd Edition
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Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford was born in London on November 28 1904, daughter of the second Baron Redesdale, and the eldest of six girls. Her sisters included Lady Diana Mosley; Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and Jessica, who immortalised the Mitford family in her autobiography Hons and Rebels.

The Mitford sisters came of age during the Roaring Twenties and wartime in London, and were well known for their beauty, upper-class bohemianism or political allegiances. Nancy contributed columns to The Lady and the Sunday Times, as well as writing a series of popular novels including The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, which detailed the high-society affairs of the six Radlett sisters.

While working in London during the Blitz, Nancy met and fell in love with Gaston Palewski, General de Gaulle's chief of staff, and eventually moved to Paris to be near him. In the 1950s she began writing historical biographies - her life of Louis XIV, The Sun King, became an international bestseller. Nancy completed her last book, Frederick the Great, before she died of Hodgkin's disease on 30 June 1973.

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