Picks and Pans Review: The Bolter

UPDATED 07/06/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/06/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Frances Osborne |

bgwhite bgwhite bgwhite  


When the author was 13, the book White Mischief—about decadent pre-WWII settlers in Kenya—told her what her parents never had: her great-grandmother Idina Sackville was a serial divorcer who left her sons in England to become the "high priestess" of the scandalous "Happy Valley Set." Here Osborne mines family secrets to bring Idina to life. Intoxicating.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters