This book held me spellbound. Reviewers I have read since its reading, have speculated that fact has been embroidered upon. But if so, Ms Landon has done it with a superbly artistic hand. I can easily believe what she has written; if only for the fact that fact IS often stranger than fiction. In any case, there is no one who saw what she did; so disputes are only possible from those on the border of these events. Every biographer must tell their story from their own perspective; and I have never read a better one, apart from the Bible.