The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family - by Mary S. Lovell. 2001
Nancy told of asking her nephew Stoker, when he was two and a half, "'Can you talk?' He answered, 'Not yet.'"
Bob Treuhaft (Jessica's American husband) was baffled by a telephone operator in England and handed the phone to his wife.
"What is the matter?" [Jessica] asked him. "She's saying perfectly plainly that the number is Steeple Bumstead 267." "That's what I thought she said," Bob answered miserably, "but I thought she was pulling my leg."