Alice Keppel and her daughter Violet Trefusis where both, in their ways, lefendary lovers. Mrs Keppel mistress of Edward VII and Great-Grandmother to Camilla Parker Bowles, was the acceptable face at her command - charm, determination, money to repress her love affair with Vita Sackville.
A double biographical portrait of Alice Keppel, mistress of Edward VII and her daughter Violet Trefusis, whose ten-year liaison with Vita Sackville-West risked their joint exposure, disgrace and expulsion from late Edwardian society. But the book is also about the tense and often tempestuous relationship between the disapproving mother and the wilful daughter, a relationship which went to the heart of questions about moral hypocrisy, sexual freedom and what today would be called 'family values'. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 4th September 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.9 x 19.7
Weight (kg): 0.29