Sofka Zinovieff's latest book is The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother And Me.


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Sofka Zinovieff was born in London, has Russian ancestry and has lived in Greece for many years. Her latest book is a highly personal family memoir, which traces the lives of her grandfather, the Mad Boy, and his relationship with the eccentric composer, painter and writer, Lord Berners. And how her grandmother and then she herself became part of the story…


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Blenheim Palace Literary Festival

Saturday 27 September 2014 10.30 am Blenheim Palace, The Marlborough Room  For more information visit Festival website Writer and granddaughter of the ‘Mad Boy’, Robert Heber-Percy, Sofka Zinovieff tells of the scandalous lives and eccentricities of a cultured elite living in Faringdon... Read The Rest →