A continuously astonishing and ultimately moving account of a unique figure, the stuff of great literature
'Gripping . . . jaw-dropping story, brilliantly told'
'Hugo Vickers's life of Gladys Marlborough is an extraordinary and tragic story, with special resonance today'
'At the end of the book the reader can only say, "Whew! What a story!"'
'A fascinating glimpse of a lost world and a highly unusual woman at large, and ultimately adrift, in it'
'Vickers is admirably sympathetic while at the same time collecting every detail of his subject's transgressions and eccentricities'
'The last book that made me cry . . . a really thorough and well-researched biography'
'Posterity and history owe Vickers a serious debt . . . To read about [Gladys] now is to be readmitted to the salons of Paris before the Great War, to the luxurious villas of Italy, and to the London season of the Edwardians . . . thus another piece of history's jigsaw has been found and preserved'
'The most extraordinary, rackety life'
'A truly wonderful read'
'Fascinating and very well written'
'A jaw-dropping biography . . . scandal, misery and madness marked the life of this society beauty'