Eva Rausing’s father condemns ‘self–indulgent’ memoir about her drug addiction

Mayhem, by sister-in-law of the wealthy socialite whose drug-related death in 2012 was a media sensation, is due to be published next month

The father of Eva Rausing, the wealthy American socialite whose death made headlines around the world, has accused her sister-in-law – the author of a forthcoming memoir about Eva’s drug addiction – of contributing to her decline, and questioned “the agenda and objectives” of her book.

Eva, the 48-year-old wife of the billionaire Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing, was found dead in 2012, under piles of bedding and plastic in a squalid room in the couple’s London mansion. The body was only found two months after she died, during a police search of the property when Hans Kristian was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs. He later pleaded guilty to preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and was given a ...

Eva Rausing’s father condemns ‘self–indulgent’ memoir about her drug addiction

Mayhem, by sister-in-law of the wealthy socialite whose drug-related death in 2012 was a media sensation, is due to be published next month

The father of Eva Rausing, the wealthy American socialite whose death made headlines around the world, has accused her sister-in-law – the author of a forthcoming memoir about Eva’s drug addiction – of contributing to her decline, and questioned “the agenda and objectives” of her book.

Eva, the 48-year-old wife of the billionaire Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing, was found dead in 2012, under piles of bedding and plastic in a squalid room in the couple’s London mansion. The body was only found two months after she died, during a police search of the property when Hans Kristian was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs. He later pleaded guilty to preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body and was given a ...

Rachel Clarke: ‘Right Mr Hunt, you’re coming with me’

The doctor whose campaigning led her to confront the health secretary talks about the passion and rage that went into her memoir Your Life in My Hands It was Christmas Eve 2009, and Rachel Clarke was desperate to leave on time. She had only been working as doctor in the NHS for four months and had two small children at home so she worked hard, aiming to make a rare exit on time at 5pm. Then a scan revealed one woman’s cancer had spread and Clarke had to tell her that she was going to die. A former nurse, the patient asked Clarke not to sugarcoat the news. She didn’t. At the end of a long conversation, the woman asked if Clarke would come back later to speak to her husband. Clarke said yes. Five came and went. Part of Clarke was impatient to go home, but instead she went ...

Building a graphic novel: A Castle in England’s story

Jamie Rhodes talks about trawling the archives at Scotney and explains how 700 years of history brought him to a new collection of graphic stories In its recent past, the diminutive Scotney Castle has featured in a Squeeze music video and been a bolthole for Margaret Thatcher during the 1970s and 1980s. But Scotney has witnessed 700 years of tumultuous history from its cosy seat in Bewl River valley in Kent, now inspiration for a graphic novel written by Jamie Rhodes, a mop-haired Yorkshireman with a penchant for historical documents. “I find it so beautiful to look at the handwriting of someone who has been dead for 300 years,” he says wistfully. “What a personal connection, to hold that letter in [my] hand.” Spanning the middle ages to the Edwardian era, A Castle in England documents the families that lived in Scotney, with each story illustrated by a different, ...

Building a graphic novel: A Castle in England’s story

Jamie Rhodes talks about trawling the archives at Scotney and explains how 700 years of history brought him to a new collection of graphic stories In its recent past, the diminutive Scotney Castle has featured in a Squeeze music video and been a bolthole for Margaret Thatcher during the 1970s and 1980s. But Scotney has witnessed 700 years of tumultuous history from its cosy seat in Bewl River valley in Kent, now inspiration for a graphic novel written by Jamie Rhodes, a mop-haired Yorkshireman with a penchant for historical documents. “I find it so beautiful to look at the handwriting of someone who has been dead for 300 years,” he says wistfully. “What a personal connection, to hold that letter in [my] hand.” Spanning the middle ages to the Edwardian era, A Castle in England documents the families that lived in Scotney, with each story illustrated by a different, ...

Building a graphic novel: A Castle in England’s story

Jamie Rhodes talks about trawling the archives at Scotney and explains how 700 years of history brought him to a new collection of graphic stories In its recent past, the diminutive Scotney Castle has featured in a Squeeze music video and been a bolthole for Margaret Thatcher during the 1970s and 1980s. But Scotney has witnessed 700 years of tumultuous history from its cosy seat in Bewl River valley in Kent, now inspiration for a graphic novel written by Jamie Rhodes, a mop-haired Yorkshireman with a penchant for historical documents. “I find it so beautiful to look at the handwriting of someone who has been dead for 300 years,” he says wistfully. “What a personal connection, to hold that letter in [my] hand.” Spanning the middle ages to the Edwardian era, A Castle in England documents the families that lived in Scotney, with each story illustrated by a different, ...

Building a graphic novel: A Castle in England’s story

Jamie Rhodes talks about trawling the archives at Scotney and explains how 700 years of history brought him to a new collection of graphic stories In its recent past, the diminutive Scotney Castle has featured in a Squeeze music video and been a bolthole for Margaret Thatcher during the 1970s and 1980s. But Scotney has witnessed 700 years of tumultuous history from its cosy seat in Bewl River valley in Kent, now inspiration for a graphic novel written by Jamie Rhodes, a mop-haired Yorkshireman with a penchant for historical documents. “I find it so beautiful to look at the handwriting of someone who has been dead for 300 years,” he says wistfully. “What a personal connection, to hold that letter in [my] hand.” Spanning the middle ages to the Edwardian era, A Castle in England documents the families that lived in Scotney, with each story illustrated by a different, ...