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Jessica Mitford, author of THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH and HONS AND REBELS, one of the greatest and entertaining and politically engaged figures of the 20th century The hardback of DECCA was published to huge critical acclaim and has sold 11,000 to date The editor was a close family friend with access to much new information 'Having read my way through it, I'm already wishing there was a second volume. Peter Y Sussman is a sublime editor of one of the funniest, most enthralling and gloriously honest collections of contemporary letters I have yet read... Here is a book to be savoured and revisited impure and undiluted pleasure, from start to finish' Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times 'These letters are a treat' Anne Chisholm, Observer 'A fascinating, entertaining, illuminating and sometimes heartbreaking collection' J.K. Rowling Wonderfully interesting' Mail on Sunday

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Peter Y Sussman has had a long career as a writer and editor. He was an editor for 29 years at the San Francisco Chronicle. His work was followed avidly by Decca herself and he assisted her in researching for her book, Kind and Unusual Punishment. Sussman is the co-author of Committing Journalism.Previous titles:Decca (HC Dec 06)


"she is not only sharp, but gossipy, frank, hilarious and tender... an inspired commentary on the times" Sunday Times

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