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HPEF - Ascendio 2012
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A Family Divided: The Story of the Mitfords
Track : Sessions
Program Code: 750
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM  EST
Location: Verona
A Family Divided: The Story of the Mitfords (25 minutes), Katherine Bailey - This presentation outlines Jessica Mitford's life, from her unusual childhood in an unusual family, to the outbreak of World War II and the ideological struggle that divided her family into two distinct camps.In the great ideological battle accompanying global war in the 20th century, two sisters took sides: Unity gazed adoringly across a cafe table at one of the most monstrous tyrants ever to rise to power, while Jessica would take the side of the people against tyranny. What is the story of the person J. K. Rowling has called "my most influential writer" and "my heroine since I was 14 years old," and how deeply does it inform the basic struggle in her novels?

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