This remarkable film examines the life of a young British artistocratic
woman so enamoured with Adolf Hitler that she killed herself when Britain declared war on Germany; a woman distantly related to Winston Churchill.
She is the non-reproductive, parvenue artistocratic
woman as a figure for the female writer.
Saira Shah provides a beautifully written memoir of deliberate and growing intensity, which traverses back and forth between her childhood memories of her artistocratic
Afghan family with its estate in Paghman, "overlooking Kabul jan," she writes, "beloved Kabul," and war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Years ago, royal soldiers killed her father and she lost her artistocratic
As society moves out of feudal organization, Barnave explains that artistocratic
power eventually diminishes and either small republics or modern monarchies are formed, depending on the size of the nation.