"An impeccably researched and written biography" (THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 20030413)
"A biography as definitive as such a work can ever be . . . a splendid book" (Evening Standard 20030413)
"Magnificent" (Oxford Times 20030620)
"One of the best biographies of our time . . . a book of outstanding excellence" (New Statesman 20030620)
About the Author
David Gilmour's books include the award-winning biographies, The Last Leopard: a Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa and The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling. He is also the author of Cities of Spain and several works on the politics of Spain and the Middle East. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a former Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, he is a contributor to The Spectator, the Financial Times and the New York Review of Books.