, the sister who followed Unity in age, eloped in her teens with a still younger cousin who was off to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Nancy and her husband were despatched as...
's Epilogue relates her own anxiety, on the day the book was first published, about its probable reception. She was flooded with relief, joy, gratitude, at finding both Cyril Connolly
and Philip Toynbee
This book was controversial. Philip Toynbee
called it a rare example of vigorous polemic, witty, hard-hitting and deeply serious.