"Bevis Hillier is a most witty and eloquent writer. This book is about sex and high society in an art deco setting. It is, by turns, harrowing, hilarious. moving and altogether enthralling." - Sir Michael Holroyd "Bevis Hillier has done a brilliant job, and this book is both entertaining and definitive." - Jane Ridley, The Spectator "Bevis Hillier has manfully managed to overcome his own distress, and has made every effort to include all the juicy details that so upset the King. He also has a wonderful nose for the richly humorous aspects of the case, describing it, quite rightly, as 'a story of incredible accidents, ludicrous misunderstandings, amazing characters and wonderful repartee in the courts'." - Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
About the Author
BEVIS HILLIER was educated at Reigate Grammar school followed by Oxford University, where he was Gladstone Prizeman at Magdalen College. He later joined The Times, became editor of The Connoisseur, editor of The Times Saturday Review, and a columnist on the Los Angeles Times. He is an authority on eighteenth-century English ceramics and the Art Deco and has written more than 30 books, including the very highly acclaimed official biography of the Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, published in 2004 in three volumes by John Murray. For some years he was the lead book reviewer of The Spectator, and is still a regular contributor.