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'A wonderful evocation of an era and of a relationship frightening in both its intensity and its bleakness' Guardian.
'Pages are crammed with descriptions of exotic characters, their extravagances and eccentricities, the lilies, the pearls, the velvet-lined rooms...' Selina Hastings, Sunday Telegraph.
Sunday Telegraph
'Souhami is an exceptionally witty and original biographer' Sunday Times.
Sunday Times