Angela Lambert was born to a German mother and an English father and grew up bilingual. From 1947-50 she lived in Germany and met her surviving German relatives for the first time, though they never talked about their experiences in wartime Hamburg. She read philosophy, politics, and economics at St. Hilda's College, Oxford and worked as a civil servant, journalist, and TV reporter until 1998. Her first book, "Unquiet Souls: The Indian Summer of the British Aristocracy, 1880-1918, " was one of three shortlisted for the 1986 Whitbread Prize. This is her tenth book and first biography.
"[A] magnificent, sensitive, and finely written bio . . . Braun emerges as a fully rounded, complex individual both liberated and imprisoned by her relationship with Hitler." ---"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Lively and readable biography." ---"The Times" (London) "Exhaustively researched . . . for Lambert, Braun is not some exotic creature, but an ordinary woman of a specific German type, not unlike Lambert's mother . . . a terrible reminder of . . . 'the banality of evil.'" ---"The Independent on Sunday" (UK)