the Mistress of mayfair


The plot could have been inspired by Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies, but unlike Waugh’s novel - which parodies the era of ‘Bright Young Things’ - The Mistress Of Mayfair is a true story of scandal, greed, corruption and promiscuity at the heart of 1920’s and 30’s high society, focusing on the wily, wilful socialite Doris Delevingne and her doomed relationship with the gossip columnist Valentine Browne, Viscount Castlerosse.

With a whole host of society figures including the Mitfords, the Harrimans, the Churchill’s and Cecil Beaton among many others, we follow the rise and fall of relationships and explore the decadence of society in revelatory detail and shine a light on some of the mid twentieth century’s most prominent figures.