Jessica Lucy Freeman-Mitford (11 September 1917 – 22 July 1996) was an English author, journalist, civil rights activist and political campaigner, and was one of the Mitford sisters. She became an American citizen in 1944.
Jessica - ‘Decca’ - allied herself not with fascism but communism, and made her name as a crusading journalist in the United States.
1983. John Pilger interviews author, journalist and political campaigner Jessica Mitford.
Jessica eloped to Spain with second cousin Esmond Romilly, Churchill’s nephew. Despite opposition from her family the pair married and moved to America in 1939. Romilly was reported as missing in action in 1941.
Jessica Mitford, the writer and campaigner, lived for most of her life in Oakland, California, among lawyers, academics and left-wing activists, without ever losing ...
At the new york public library.