Alice Keppel, mistress to Edward VII, was a formidable, manipulative woman, whose relationship with the king placed her at the centre of Edwardian high society. Her daughter, Violet, was fascinated by her mother's glamour and power. Yet when she fell in love with Vita Sackville-West and embarked on a long, temptuous love affair, she threatened to break all the moral (or amoral) rules of her mother's duplicitious world.
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Praise for Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughters:
"Fascinating...and richly textured...Souhami's style [is] vital, brave and full of flair." --The New York Times Book Review
"Vivid and fast-paced, Souhami's story is wonderful--a must for those caught up in the drama now playing itself out among the descendants of King Edward and his Machiavellian mistress." --People
"Lavishly illustrated, pungent with luxurious detail and hardheaded investigation, this is popular history to relish." --Publishers Weekly
"An electrifying study of Mrs. Keppel--famously King Edward VII's mistress--and of her daughter Violet Trefusis--notoriously Vita Sackville-West's lover.... This dark and Gothic tale of passion and cruelty, of an indomitable mother and a frail daughter, is the more shocking for its imperturbable, elegant settings--Biarritz, London drawing rooms, Florentine villas, and English country houses." --Daily Telegraph (London)About the Author:
Diana Souhami has worked in publishing and her plays have been produced on radio and television, and in fringe theatres in London, Edinburgh and Bristol. She is the author of several biographies, including `Gertrude and Alice', which John Richardson, the author of `A Life of Picasso', describes as `a brilliant and witty chronicle of one of the happiest marriages in modern literary history. Not only star-studded, but light-filled'.Diana Souhami lives in London.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002556456
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002556456