Mary Lovell is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the author of eight previous biographies including the bestselling The Mitford Girls and The Churchills.
I loved every word -- Sarra Manning * Red *
Lovell dissects their lives and curates the interesting parts, bringing together the creme of high society. A sparkling group biography that brings to life a bygone era * The Lady *
Lovell wears her detailed research lightly and has produced a sprightly, well-paced account, rich in fascinating anecdote . . . an entertaining and zesty read * Sunday Express *
Lovell is superb on the great villas of the Riviera * The Times *
[A] blissful book - it's like basking in the warm Med -- Rachel Johnson * Mail on Sunday *
Mary S Lovell's social history is a meticulously researched and highly entertaining story about the characters who populated this decadent world . . . confiding and intimate, and it's an illuminating read -- Hannah Beckerman * Observer *