March 2010 | Nate Pedersen

Party at Deborah Mitford's

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, aka Deborah Mitford, the last surviving Mitford sister is throwing open the doors to her country house Chatsworth in celebration of her 90th birthday.  Anyone aged 9 or 90 is allowed free entry between March 14th and March 30th to view the extensively renovated house and the new exhibition "Celebrating Deborah Devonshire," with a wide variety of personal material and photographs relating to Deborah's eventful life, which in many ways mirrored the 20th century.

While on the Mitford kick, Folio Society collectors can also add the new edition of Jessica Mitford's autobiography, Hons and Rebelsto their bookshelves.

More information on the Chatsworth House exhibition here