• "As classy and consuming a memoir as you’re likely to read all autumn."

    Caroline Sanderson, Bookseller
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    Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler
  • "Sumptuous."

    Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times
  • "A vivid sketch of the extraordinarily glamourous society of Faringdon in its heyday, especially during the 30s."

    Dinah Birch, Guardian
  • "Zinovieff is an entertaining and amiable companion on this, at times, uncomfortable romp through her family saga."

    Sara Wheeler, The Times

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