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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The Bookseller: Bloomsbury signs ‘modern-day Lolita’

Published October 6, 2017 by Natasha Onwuemezi   Bloomsbury has acquired Putney, a new novel by Sofka Zinovieff described as a “modern-day Lolita”. Alexandra Pringle, global group editor-in-chief bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in Putney from Caroline Dawnay at United Agents. It has also... Read The Rest →

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The Mad Boy in paperback, from Vintage. Out 3 November 2016

Due for release 3rd November 2016 Vintage Published 3rd November 2016 448 Pages Penguin Random House Company. © 1995 – 2016 Penguin Books Ltd. Registered number: 861590 England. Registered office: 80 Strand, London, WC2R ORL UK. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1092025/the-mad-boy-lord-berners-my-grandmother-and-me/#HEBkckruJ6z61T4M.99

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Telegraph’s 12 Best Books about Greece

“Despite momentous changes recently, Sofka Zinovieff’s Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens (Granta), published in 2004, remains the best account of today’s Greece, with sharp insights into nationalism, terrorism and the Orthodox church.”   Michael Kerr, travel writer  25 JULY 2016   Newer offerings... Read The Rest →

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“Something to fill the Downton Abbey gap”

The Sunday Telegraph November 22 2015 Alan Titchmarsh: I have found something to fill the Downton Abbey gap LORD BERNERS CREDIT: REX     With Downton Abbey to make just one final appearance atChristmas, a chap must look elsewhere for his early 20th-century fix. I have... Read The Rest →