A wonderful snapshot of a moment in history - the final swansong for the debutantes and an era of aristocratic British social history.
About the Author
With her widely acclaimed book Eric Gill
, published in 1989, Fiona MacCarthy established herself as one of the leading writers of biography in Britain. This was followed by William Morris
(1994), which won several literary awards including the Wolfson History Prize and was described by A.S. Byatt as 'one of the finest biographies ever published in this country.' Byron: Life and Legend
(2002) was described as 'one of the great literary biographies of our time' by Mark Bostridge in the Independent on Sunday
. Fiona MacCarthy writes regularly for the Guardian
and lives in Derbyshire.