Stella Tillyard has been described by Simon Schama as 'a phenomenally gifted writer'. Her books include Aristocrats- Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox,1740-1832; Citizen Lord- Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798, and most recently Tides of War. She has lived in the USA and Italy and now lives in London.
A joy to read, full of wit and fascinating detail. This is history
told by a master storyteller -- Princess Michael of Kent * Mail on
A rollickingly good read * Observer *
Stella Tillyard tells this astonishing tale with bravura * Sunday Telegraph *
A very good read. There is pace, colour and well-researched writing -- Leslie Mitchell * Literary Review *
In this superbly engrossing and revelatory book, Tillyard's detective instincts and clever narrative structure work together to inform and delight -- Min Wild * Independent on Sunday *