The story of one of the most talented and eccentric families in European history: the domineering paternal influence of Karl Wittgenstein lead to 3 of his children committing suicide, one becoming a world-famous pianist (using only his left hand) and another being regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century.
Alexander Waugh is the grandson of Evelyn and son of Auberon. He has been the chief Opera Critic at both the Mail on Sunday and the Evening Standard, and is also a publisher, cartoonist and award-winning composer. He is the author of Fathers and Sons, Time and God. He reviews regularly for national newspapers and magazines.