Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Debo, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Sometimes you hear of the death of a very famous person and it means a lot to you personally. I met the Dowager Duchess of  Devonshire a handful of times. She was a truly special woman, for many reasons.



I'm so sad to hear she has passed away. I'll miss her not being on the same planet as me.

7 comments:

  1. A sad passing. But she will be remembered fondly. x

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  2. I did hear about it on the news earlier, I have read some lovely write ups about her too.

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  3. I missed this news - being a Derbyshire lass I am really sorry to learn that she has died. She was such a great source of inspiration at Chatsworth and if it wasn't for her it wouldn't be the success that it is today.
    I think that she remained a fine looking women until the end.

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  4. I didn't know anything about her until I saw it on the news last night. It looks like she had a good business brain from a very young age. She said she started keeping chickens when she was about 7 years old and sold the eggs to her mother.

    Carol

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  5. There is a terrific book called The Mitford Girls by Mary S. Lovell. It's a biography of the whole eccentric Mitford family, a terrific read, especially if you don't know much about the family already.
    Jean
    x

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  6. Certainly the end of an era! And what a varied assortment the Mitford sisters were - I have to admit that my favourite was Jessica, but then I'm a bit of a "red sheep" myself.

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  7. I too was saddened to hear this news. I have been an admirer of hers for many years and I shall miss her books. Thank you for the book information, I shall search it out.

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