Priscilla (2014) If your life were on the line, would you do anything to save it — even if it meant compromising your most basic beliefs? That's… 2014-02-07 Biography HarperCollins
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Priscilla (2014)

PRISCILLA Nicholas Shakespeare
PRISCILLA Nicholas Shakespeare
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 07, 2014; Writer: Nicholas Shakespeare; Genre: Biography; Publisher: HarperCollins

If your life were on the line, would you do anything to save it — even if it meant compromising your most basic beliefs? That's the question Shakespeare faced as he began paging through old letters to piece together the life of his glamorous but enigmatic aunt Priscilla. Though he started out with the vague notion that she'd once served in the French Resistance, what he discovered was enormously different. Shakespeare, to his credit, never judges his aunt, just lays out her fascinating, complicated story. B+

Originally posted Feb 12, 2014 Published in issue #1299 Feb 21, 2014 Order article reprints