Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized quarto, 167 profuse black and white illustrations. ISBN: 024189994X. An affectionate and idiosyncratic comic-strip history of the ruling classes, society scandals, triumphs and tragedies, controversial love affairs, dazzling social occasions and other incidents that have set the gossip writers scribbling throughout this action-packed era in English history. Tight binding.