Caroline Moorehead is a bestselling and prizewinner author, and the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo, Madame de la Tour du Pin and Martha Gellhorn. Her recent books - a quartet focussed on resistance to dictatorship, particularly in Italy - were shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Orwell Prize and the Costa Biography Award. She lives in London.
Caroline Moorehead writes with her characteristic elegance,
eye for detail and authoritative knowledge about a
monster and a survivor. The story of Mussolini's glamorous daughter
is certainly a fascinating one -- MIRANDA SEYMOUR
Wide-ranging and compelling... this book will take a leading place in all studies of the reality of Fascism and all authoritarianism -- RICHARD BOSWORTH
Painstakingly researched and vividly told, this engrossing history turns the spotlight on the deeply conflicted Edda Mussolini, brilliantly balancing the big picture with a wealth of telling detail. -- CLARE MULLEY