Jessica Douglas-Home is a painter and writer who is President of the Mihai Eminescu Trust. Her third book, A Glimpse of Empire, on the Delhi Durbar of 1911 is based on her grandmother's diaries and has been published to coincide with the Durbar centenary. Jessica is the author of two previous books:

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Violet: The life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse (1996)

‘A harpsichordist of genius . . . as Jessica Douglas-Home makes clear in this enthralling biography, the implications of Violet’s magnetic personality went far beyond a dodgy domestic life or a salon that gave Bloomsbury a run for its money.’ Books of the Year, Sunday Times, November 1996

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Once Upon Another Time (2000)

‘The fascinating account of her six year odyssey before the collapse of the Soviet Empire – to Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania, helping dissidents . . . combines the excitement of an espionage novel with the chilling tales of the daily hardships, courage and fortitude of the dissidents.’ Independent