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Lady Diana Cooper (nee Manners)

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Lady Diana Cooper nee Manners

Diana Cooper, was a glamorous socialite, born on 29th August 1892 into an aristocratic family, who enjoyed the privileged upbringing of the British upper classes. 
During the 1910s, she became a member of The Coterie, an influential group of young English aristocrats and intellectuals. The 'Corrupt Coterie' were the Bright Young Things of their time, quoted and featured in magazines and gossip columns, many of whose lives were cut short by the First World War.

Lady Diana Cooper Time Magazine 1926

Lady Diana Cooper - Time Magazine 1926
Diana served as a nurse in the Volunteer Aid Detachment during World War I and, in 1919, married Alfred Duff Cooper, son of a Norfolk surgeon who worked in the Foreign Office. She 

Diana was a society celebrity, worked as an editor of the magazine Femina and wrote columns for newspapers. In 1921, she embarked on an acting career that would take her into film and to Broadway and would support her husband's political aspirations.

Lady Diana Cooper nee Manners 1982

Lady Diana Cooper, 1983

Diana was a lady of great wit and strength, embodying a generation of women who saw the world changing and who wanted to change with it. She wrote volumes of memoirs in later life. She died in 1986 aged 93.

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