Ruth Brandon is a historian, biographer and novelist. She is the author of seven novels and twelve works of non-fiction. Her last book was Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L’Oréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good, (HarperCollins 2011) which has been published in five languages.
She is currently working on a novel about collaborationists in occupied France.
Ruth Brandon talks about her latest book, Ugly Beauty.
Film by Randall Wright