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Riviera Set By Mary S. Lovell

Riviera Set
by Mary S. Lovell

A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly Khan at the Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes.

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<p><b>'I loved every word' - Sarra Manning, <i>Red</i></b></p><p><b>'[A] blissful book - it's like basking in the warm Med' - Rachel Johnson, <i>Mail on Sunday</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><i>The Riviera Set </i>is the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Chateau de l'Horizon near Cannes, over the course of forty years from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960. At the heart of this was the amazing Maxine Elliott, the daughter of a fisherman from Connecticut, who built the beautiful art deco Chateau and brought together the likes of Noel Coward, the Aga Khan, the Windsors and two very saucy courtesans, Doris Castlerosse and Daisy Fellowes, who set out to be dangerous distractions to Winston Churchill as he worked on his journalism and biographies during his 'wilderness years' in the thirties.</p><p>After the War the story continued as the Chateau changed hands and Prince Aly Khan used it to entertain the Hollywood set, as well as launch his seduction of and eventual marriage to Rita Hayworth.</p><p><b>'Lovell dissects their lives and curates the interesting parts, bringing together the creme of high society. A sparkling group biography that brings to life a bygone era' - <i>The Lady</i></b></p>

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GOR008494475
Riviera Set
Mary S. Lovell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2017-07-06
448
034913989X
9780349139890
N/A
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