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(Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts.pdf) div b A unique window on an extraordinary life lived with tremendous zest discrimination and intelligence b br br The Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the Mitford siblings the famous brood that includes the writers Nancy and Jessica Like them she has lived an unusually full and remarkable life and like them she has an inimitable expressive gift In i Counting My Chickens i she has gathered extracts from her diaries and other writings to create a multifaceted portrait of her life at Chatsworth the home of the Dukes of Devonshire that is pithy hilarious wise and always richly rewarding br br Under the Duchess s inspired supervision Chatsworth has become one of England s most frequently visited great houses welcoming over visitors a year The Duchess reveals what it takes to keep such an establishment alive and prospering tells of transporting a goat by train from the Scottish island of Mull to London discusses having her portrait painted by Lucian Freud and provides rich reminisces of growing up a Mitford along with telling anecdotes about friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F Kennedy From Tom Stoppard s adoring Introduction to the author s meditation on the beauty of Elvis Presley s voice COUNTING MY CHICKENS offers continuous surprise and delight br divDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Counting My Chickens . . .: And Other Home Thoughts books for multiple devices.