I was disappointed in this book. Lots and lots of gossip and rumors but weak on facts. No interviews, etc. yet Mr. Eliot interprets the thoughts and actions of the people he is writing about. It's an easy read and is interesting; just too much unfounded gossip for me.
Not my cup of tea. I read about a third of the book and just felt I wasn't getting much of anything out of it. I understand it's a classic in this genre and so I'm sure many people would disagree with me.