Darling Monster: Letters from Lady Diana Cooper

Audio from John Julius Norwich’s talk at the Chalke Valley Festival on Wednesday, 25th June 2014.

The famously beautiful Lady Diana cooper’s bracingly perceptive wartime letters to her son are a delight. She and her husband were the perfect ambassadorial couple who knew everyone from hilaire belloc to Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh and Winston Churchill. John Julius Norwich, historian, travel writer and television personality, illuminates the letters from his mother with his customary charm and wit.

John Julius Norwich returns to the Festival this year to talk about the history of Sicily. He will explain the enigma that lies at the heart of the Mediterranean’s largest island in ‘Sicily: From the Ancient Greeks to Cosa Nostra’.