Herunterladen eBook Chanel's Riviera: Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Côte d’Azur, 1930–1944Autor Anne de Courcy – Albawater.co

Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring ofthe burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor Few of those who had settled there thought much about what was going on in the rest of Europe It was a golden, glamorous life, far removed from politics or conflictFeaturing a sparkling cast of artists, writers and historical figures including Winston Churchill, Daisy Fellowes, Salvador Dal , the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Eileen Gray and Edith Wharton, with the enigmatic Coco Chanel at its heart, CHANEL S RIVIERA is a captivating account of a period that saw some of the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the whole of the twentieth centuryFrom Chanel s first summer at her Roquebrune villa La Pausa in the later years with her German lover amid the glamour of the pre war parties and casinos in Antibes, Nice and Cannes to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during the Second World War, CHANEL S RIVIERA explores the fascinating world of the Cote d Azur elite in the s and s Enriched with much original research, it is social history that brings the lives of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life