Alice Keppel and her daughter Violet Trefusis where both, in their ways, lefendary lovers. Mrs Keppel mistress of Edward VII and Great-Grandmother to Camilla Parker Bowles, was the acceptable face at her command - charm, determination, money to repress her love affair with Vita Sackville.
Diana Souhami has worked in publishing and her plays have been produced on radio and television, and in fringe theatres in London, Edinburgh and Bristol. She is the author of several biographies, including `Gertrude and Alice', which John Richardson, the author of `A Life of Picasso', describes as `a brilliant and witty chronicle of one of the happiest marriages in modern literary history. Not only star-studded, but light-filled'. Diana Souhami lives in London.