29 June, 2010
This Summer Heywood Hill, the Mayfair bookshop, is staging a free exhibition on the life and work of their most famous bookseller: Nancy Mitford.
Nancy Mitford helped run Heywood Hill’s bookshop for three years when he went off to war in 1942. In celebration of this most notable author and bookseller Heywood Hill’s bookshop is staging a unique summer exhibition from 28th June to 10th September, 2010.
Highlights of the exhibition include items from the Mitford Archive at Chatsworth, which are rarely on public view. Amongst these are Nancy’s writing case (see image), an early photograph album with private images of her family and friends, one of her engagement diaries (filled with names such as Cecil Beaton and Noël Coward), and her address book. Also on display, alongside more personal items, are copies of Nancy’s books from her own library, as well as books by such friends as Evelyn Waugh with personal inscriptions to Nancy.
The exhibition runs from 28th June to 10th September, 2010.