The extraordinary story of wildly eccentric people and the house they lived in.
Sofka Zinovieff was born in London in 1961. She studied social anthropology at Cambridge, then lived in Greece and Moscow. She is the author of three previous books, Eurydice Street- A Place in Athens, Red Princess- A Revolutionary Life (both Granta) and The House on Paradise Street. She is married to a Greek and lives in Athens.
"As classy and consuming a memoir as you're likely to read all
autumn." -- Caroline Sanderson * Bookseller *
"Prepare to be seduced by outlandish delights and strange creatures." -- Sebastian Shakespeare * Tatler *
"Sumptuous." -- Daisy Goodwin * Sunday Times *
"A vivid sketch of the extraordinarily glamourous society of Faringdon in its heyday, especially during the 30s." -- Dinah Birch * Guardian *
"Zinovieff is an entertaining and amiable companion on this, at times, uncomfortable romp through her family saga." -- Sara Wheeler * The Times *