ANTHONY RUSSELL was educated at Stowe School, England. For more than five hundred years his family has served kings and queens of England as ministers, privy counselors, generals, and prime minister. He was raised at Leeds Castle, Kent, where his childhood was centered around the feudal world of his very rich grandmother, Lady Baillie, with occasional excursions to the much less grand castle of his other grandmother, Lady Ampthill, in Ireland. A writer, musician, and a composer, he currently divides his time between Los Angeles, California, and France. He is the author of Outrageous Fortune: Growing Up at Leeds Castle.