Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her Son John Julius Norwich 1939-1952, Chatto & Windus, 2013, 520pp.
Lady Diana Duff Cooper, “the most beautiful woman in England,” had a penetrating mind and brilliant pen. She was capable of capturing a time when women considered the world laden with opportunity for fulfillment. She proved this with her famous seven-year performance in Max Reinhardt’s “The Miracle.” Her collaboration with her husband’s ambassadorship to France was notable. So was her beautiful and literate trilogy of memoirs.