Synopses & Reviews
Grace is lovely but not really up to the Parisian haute monde into which her marriage plunges her. Charles is very French, very much in love with Grace, and unwilling to give up his mistress. And both are the credulous victims of their son Sigismund, a juvenile Machiavelli of the first order.
About the Author
Nancy Mitford, daughter of Lord and Lady Redesdale and the eldest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, was born in 1904 and educated at home on the family estate in Oxfordshire. She made her debut in London and soon became one of the bright young things of the 1920s, a close friend of Henry Green, Evelyn Waugh, John Betjeman, and their circle. A beauty and a wit, she began writing for magazines and writing novels while she was still in her twenties. In all, she wrote eight novels as well as biographies of Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire, Louis XIV, and Frederick the Great. She died in 1973. More information can be found at www.nancymitford.com.