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Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, society darling, an actress of stage and early screen. Diana’s letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. As a portrait of a time and some of history’s most dramatic and important events, these letters are invaluable. But they also give us a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, and the constraints of the time they lived in.