Author Talk: Caroline Moorehead

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday 02/11/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Primrose Hill Community Library

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Caroline Moorehead will be speaking about her new book Edda Mussolini: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe

A thrilling biography of Benito Mussolini’s favourite daughter, and a heart-stopping account of the unravelling of the Fascist dream in Italy

Edda Mussolini was Benito’s favourite daughter: spoilt, venal, uneducated but clever, faithless but flamboyant, a brilliant diplomat, wild but brave, and ultimately strong and loyal. She was her father’s confidante during the 20 years of Fascist rule, acting as envoy to both Germany and Britain, and playing a part in steering Italy to join forces with Hitler. From her early twenties she was effectively first lady of Italy. She married Galeazzo Ciano, who would become the youngest Foreign Secretary in Italian history, and they were the most celebrated and glamorous couple in elegant, vulgar Roman fascist society.

£2 at the door