About Charlotte Deadman: This website highlights a selection of Charlotte's original writing - short fiction, reviews, essays and an occasional journal. She lives with her husband, William, in a village on the edge of Dartmoor. Charlotte is a second-year PhD student at the University of Exeter.
"The lowest peasant of the Danube would stick at letting strangers into his home for 2s. 6d., but our dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons...glory in it...and compete as to who among them can draw the greatest crowds. ... 'I get twice as many as Reggie, but Bert does better than me.' ... 'Mummy dresses up in her Coronation robes, they can't resist it.' ... 'We've started a pets' cemetery -- a quid for a grave, three quid for a stone, and a fiver if Daphne writes a poem for it'."
Nancy Mitford (1989), 'The English Aristocracy' in A Talent to Annoy, Oxford, Oxford University Press, p. 101.