Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed, internationally bestselling works of historical non-fiction. She has received many awards for her writing, including the Wolfson History Prize, the Norton Medlicott Medal of the Historical Association and the James Tait Black Prize for Biography. In 2011 she was made a DBE for services to literature. She lives in Kensington, London.
`A compelling mixture of charm, humour and wisdom.' * <i>TLS</i> * `A little gem of a book that offers a snapshot of Israel 30 years after independence; sharp insights into a range of characters from Shimon Peres to Jackie Kennedy.' * <i>Jewish Chronicle</i> * `Engaging...above all an interesting account of a time and a place.' * <i>Financial Times</i> * `Wise and witty...Fraser's personality shines through here: ever curious, good-natured, with an ear for memorable one-liners.' * <i>Observer</i> * `Rather fun...unguarded, unpolished and often quite funny.' * <i>Telegraph</i> * `...a fabulous book...[Antonia Fraser is] a natural-born conjuror of lost realities... Exemplary, unparalleled, and peerless.' -- Sebastian Barry