17 March 2010
Nancy Mitford and Megan Wilson
Megan Wilson has two beautiful blogs, if you follow either-you know this.
my book covers here
ancient industries here
Megan has just unveiled her web design of the Nancy Mitford estate site. here
Megan has designed covers for five of Mitford's novels for Random House coming out in early fall 2010. The covers are exquisite portraits of the author, one special cover is of Nancy as a debutante photographed by Cecil Beaton. When I saw this cover in 2001-Random House used the photograph in to published two of her titles- The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, I had to have it, though I already owned another edition of Love in a Cold Climate. I plan to get all the others when fall arrives.
I got a chance to touch base with Megan about here work-
"The estate, that is, Charlotte Mosley and Debo, were a delight to work with; it was a dream project. Debo had a party last week in the French Salon at Claridges to launch Wigs on the Green which had been out of print for 75 years so I went and was able to meet Debo and Charlotte. The room was filled with Tennants, Guinnesses and Mosleys, and many Bright Young Things."
"In the summer I'll be staying at The Swan, in Swinbrook, where Wigs on the Green is set. It is now owned by the Devonshire family. Swinbrook is the most beautiful Cotswold village, and several of the sisters are buried in the grave yard, including Nancy. Her grave stone, along with her Smythson diaries and writing paper, features her symbol, a mole, taken from the Freeman-Mitford family crest."
"Debo has just written her own memoir, so that is something to look forward to."
Nancy Mitford's books- Madame Pompadour, The Sun King are two of my favourite biography's-suggested must reads while waiting for Megan's book covers this fall.
Megan shared her summer reads with me back in the summer-here
The Swan's Inn, Swinbrook here
visit Random House site here