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  • I guarantee that like Harold Nicolson, who was reading Family History on the train between Staplehurst and Charing Cross, most readers will “weep copiously”

    Victoria Glendinning
  • Glamorous aristocrat, complete with ancient name, Spanish Gypsy blood, lost inheritance and family scandals; reckless, romantic lesbian and cross-dresser; devoted wife to a noted diplomat and diarist; mother of two talented sons; bestselling writer, gardener of genius - what could be more enthralling?

    Hermione Lee, Guardian
  • Tears, tantrum, age gap… utterly addictive. Tissues ahoy.

    Daily Mail

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