Yesterday's gossip is today's history, a principle amply confirmed by this richly detailed audiobook chronicling the high life on the Riviera in the 1930s through WWII. Designer Coco Chanel is the focus of the narrative, and the thread that connects a wide cast of contemporaries ranging from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to Marlene Dietrich, Picasso, Churchill, and H.G. Wells. Narrator Sophie Roberts's strong, polished, highly sophisticated voice effectively conveys the aura of fashionable society but maintains a firm narrative objectivity. Droll, fascinating, full of memorable characters and anecdotes, here is a perspective on a world and time that moved from drawing-room comedy to the private dramas of war and occupation. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781250258526 $45.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781250258519 $26.99
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