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‘You are always close to me’: Unity Mitford’s souvenirs of Hitler

Hitler’s adoring notes to Unity Mitford – and her family’s campaign to stop my book

28 March 2015

9:00 AM

28 March 2015

9:00 AM

The English aristocracy has had its fair share of misfits, and one of the most far-fetched was Unity Mitford. No novelist would dare invent the story of a young woman of 19 who settles in Germany in 1933, determines to captivate Hitler, and succeeds. Eva Braun, the long-term mistress whom Hitler married in the last days of his life, gives way in her diary to jealousy and spite.

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David Pryce-Jones wrote Unity Mitford’s biography in 1976.

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