London. Hamish Hamilton. 1978. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. xiv, 113 pages. 50 b&w hors-texte illustrations. 225 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). 0.35kg. 0241893143. English. Very good, in good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, uneven fading to surface, spine sunned, creasing to lower edge of rear jacket; some light spotting to endpapers and fore-edge, no inscriptions, not price-clipped.
Daphne Fielding's intimate biography of the fascinating life ofGladys Deacon. It tells of Gladys' early childhood with her scandalous parents (her father shot her mother's lover) and her relationships with Berenson, Proust, R.C. Trevelyan, Marshal Foch and Little Willy, the Kaiser's son. It recounts the details of her marriage to the Duke of Marlborough and her eventual eviction from Blenheim Palace.