John Junor was a brilliant newspaperman. As editor of the Sunday Express for 32 years, he wielded more power than many of the politicians he wrote about, mixing with prime ministers, princes, captains of industry, and film stars. Yet his family life was far from idyllic. He and his wife lived apart for the last 18 years of his life as she tried to rebuild the confidence that he had shattered. Two years after his death, Penny Junor was compelled to set down her father's biography, partly to celebrate the life of a powerful and influential public figure, and partly to come to terms with her own emotionally charged relationship with him.