Nancy Freeman-Mitford, CBE (28 November 1904, London – 30 June 1973, Versailles), styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Peter Rodd thereafter, was an English novelist and biographer, one of the Bright Young People 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. She was the eldest of the six controversial Mitford sisters.
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“Uncle Matthews four years in France and Italy between 1914 and 1918 had given him no great opinion of foreigners. Frogs, he would say, are slightly better than Huns or Wops, but abroad is unutterably bloody and foreigners are fiends.”
—Nancy Mitford (19041973)