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And delight reigned


photo ditte isager | pavillon de madame, paris


Fashionable ladies at a lawn party circa 1890

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."

Jane Austen (via feellng)


#audreyhepburn #edwardquinn #montecarlo #1951


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Deborah Mitford, c. 1938


A black flag with the Cavendish family crest flies at half staff over Chatsworth House, following the death of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.

The Prince of Wales issued a statement saying:

“‘My wife and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, whom both of us adored and admired greatly. She was a unique personality with a wonderfully original approach to life, and a memorable turn of phrase to match that originality.

'The joy, pleasure and amusement she gave to so many, particularly through her books, as well as the contribution she made to Derbyshire throughout her time at Chatsworth, will not easily be forgotten and we shall miss her so very much.'


Farewell to the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, and the last, and perhaps the most loveable of those remarkable sisters, Deborah Mitford, whose death at 94 was announced today. We will miss you, Debo.

"Do admit."

"I’m not tough, and I never have been. I suppose over the years I’ve built up kind of a veneer to protect myself because I have functioned on my own for a long, long time, and I have never had a lot of flunkies preceding me to clear the way."

Happy Birthday, Lauren Bacall (16th September, 1924 -  August 12th, 2014)

June, 25, tee-totaler.
An English girl living in New Zealand.
I like old movies and old books.

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