• A terrific book and brilliantly researched. John Preston writes wonderful dead-pan prose and reveals the depths of depravity, the absurd power of snobbery and the old boy networks of the time

    Claire Tomalin
  • I loved it; eccentric, dark, humane and English in the very best sense. It's going to be a sure fire-hit

    Alain de Botton

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