mobile nav


Nancy Mitford Nancy Mitford

Plaque: Nancy Mitford


Nancy Mitford, 1904 - 1973, writer, worked here, 1942 - 1945.
English Heritage

On the declaration of war, Nancy's Fascist sister Unity had shot herself in the head, but survived and returned to England where her mother looked after her. She was well enough to travel around but partially disabled, like a stroke victim. She often visited her sister Nancy in this shop. Source: Unity Mitford: A Quest by David Pryce-Jones.

Site: Nancy Mitford (1 memorial)

W1, Curzon Street, 10

Nancy Mitford worked at the bookshop which was founded here in 1936 by Heywood Hill. It is now (2002) owned by the Duke of Devonshire, her brother-in-law, who himself funds the annual literary Heywood Hill Prize, which recognizes a lifetime's work. It is thought by some to be the snootiest bookshop in London.

View this memorial on a map

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Nancy Mitford

Information Subjects commemorated

Nancy Mitford

Born 1 Graham Street (now Terrace) SW1 into the British aristocracy, the elde...

Read More

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Nancy Mitford

Information Created by