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Nancy Mitford

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Nancy Freeman-Mitford, CBE (28 November 1904, London - 30 June 1973, Versailles), styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Rodd thereafter, was a novelist and biographer, one of the "Bright Young Things" on the London social scene in the inter-war years. She was born at 1 Graham Street (now Graham Place) in Belgravia, London, the eldest daughter of Lord Redesdale and was brought up at Asthall Manor in Oxfordshire.