fascinating for two things: their testament to an exhilarating century and their witness to a vanished age of power and privilege... What a man. THE OBSERVER - PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK Cooper offers a view on some of the political issues which dominated the first half of the 20th century... as well as an insight into his extravagant social life. This is a fabulous, jaw-dropping read. -- Robbie Hudson SUNDAY TIMES compelling DAILY TELEGRAPH Duff Cooper was as close to the action as anyone during the dramatic events of the mid-20th century. He was also comically priapic, commiting enough sexual indiscretions to fill a dozen diaries. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH He discusses serious things intelligently, and casts and glittering and laconic light on a lost world of luxury and highly strung affairs, many of them his own. SUNDAY TIMES it's the combination of the public with the personal that makes these diaries riveting. MAIL ON SUNDAY
About the Author
Duff Cooper is he author of numerous biographies, notably Talleyrand, and the memoir Old Men Forget. John Julies Norwich—his only son—trained as a diplomat, but gave up the Foreign Office to write. He is the premier historian of Venice. He is currently writing a history of the Mediterranean.