Juliet Nicolson

Abandoned for a bogus guru – Lily Dunn’s harrowing family memoir

Drink, drugs and free love in an ashram ruined the father Dunn worshipped – and nearly destroyed her own life too

Lily Dunn as a baby with her father. [© Lily Dunn]

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