How did a 19 year-old, middle-class, Catholic girl from Munich
become Hitler's mistress and what kept him faithful until the
end of their lives? Was her appeal sexual, domestic, political - or
did he really love her? This biography of Eva Braun is the first in
English for 40 years. Angela Lambert has dug deep into Eva's
background and brought into sharp focus a fascinating and
unexpected relationship, hitherto neglected by male historians.
There are more than 700 biographies of Hitler, yet this is the
first thorough study of Eva Braun, his secret mistress. Using never
before seen family papers and interviews with her surviving cousin,
this book will cause a considerable stir. Illustrated throughout
with little-known black and white photographs of life at the
Berghof, it sheds new light on the man, the woman and the past.
"Lambert combines her knowledge of culture...with her novelist's sensibility to drive to the heart of this dark and unpalatable puzzle" the Guardian "Angela Lambert sheds new light on an extraordinary relationship" Good Book Guide "A highly readable account ... [it] admirably fulfils its brief of rescuing its subject both from Hitler's shadow and the charges of hostile witnesses" Daily Mail "Lambert has written an interesting book about her [Eva] and her still horribly absorbing period" the Independent on Sunday "Lively and readable biography" Sunday Times
Angela Lambert is a writer whose previous publications include The Constant Mistress, Love Amongst the Single Classes, A Rather English Marriage, Unquiet Souls: Indian Summer of the British Aristocracy, Golden Lads and Girls and The Property of Rain. She also writes for newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph and the Independent.
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