BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD: The Mitford MurdersJESSICA FELLOWES Book Number: 86311 Product format: Paperback
By the author of five official companion books to Downton Abbey and former Deputy Editor of Country Life, here is blissful escapism. A masquerade ball 1925, and we meet the Bright Young Things, hedonists whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such dangerous game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the bell tower of the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie, a member of a notorious gang of female thieves, the Forty Elephants. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and alongside Pamela and Nancy Mitford, sets out to clear the girl's name, all while the real killer may only be steps away. 388pp packed with authentic 20s Flapper detail.
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