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Sebba, Anne

Overview
Works: 41 works in 206 publications in 7 languages and 8,231 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Drama  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: BX4406.5.Z8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anne Sebba
That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified women of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography by a woman of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, which sheds light on the fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England."-- Provided by publisher
Mother Teresa : beyond the image by Anne Sebba( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting book, Anne Sebba gives us the first unbiased and balanced account of Mother Teresa's life and work. It is the first to put her in a social, historical, and geographic context, and the first to assess the future for the four thousand nuns in her worldwide Order
American Jennie : the remarkable life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Anne Sebba( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy in 1874, after a three-day romance. She became Lady Randolph Churchill, wife of a maverick politician and mother of the most famous British statesman of the century"--Amazon
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation by Anne Sebba( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress Béatrice de Camondo or novelist Irène Némirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--Publisher's website
Jennie Churchill : Winston's American mother by Anne Sebba( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebba reveals it took an American beauty just three days to land Lord Randolph Churchill. Eight months after the marriage, Lady Jennie bore their son Winston. Using her charms to advance her husband and son, Jennie discreetly seduces 200 or more paramours--including the Prince of Wales
Enid Bagnold : the authorized biography by Anne Sebba( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse kunstenares, schrijfster en societyfiguur Enid Algerine Bagnold (1889-1981)
Samplers : five centuries of a gentle craft by Anne Sebba( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Ashley : a life by design by Anne Sebba( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Laura Ashley who became one of the leading influences on British design and marketing this century
Battling for news : the rise of the woman reporter by Anne Sebba( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Teresa by Teresa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her childhood in Yugoslavia to the Nobel Peace Prize, when called to serve by God, she responded like no other in modern times. Mother Teresa's phenomenal labors on behalf of the poor, unwanted and needy earned her the name the Saint of the Gutters. For over 50 years, Mother Teresa dedicated herself to the poorest of the poor. The order she founded the Missionaries of Charity grew to encompass over 3,000 members working in 25 countries. She earned countless accolades and awards, yet as her fame and influence grew, she remained unchanged, giving all she had to help the least fortunate
Jennie Churchill : Winston's American mother by Anne Sebba( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a three day romance, in 1874 Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women were afforded few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and a behind-the-scenes political dynamo." "However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal in its day and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'. She was sexually fearless at a time when women were supposed to be sexually vapid. Yet, in other ways, Jennie was deeply loyal to her husband. When he was dying of syphilIs she took him on a round-the-world trip to conceal his violence and mania. He returned in a straitjacket with only weeks to live." "After Randolph's death her great project become her son, Winston, with whom she was entwined in intense mutual dependency. Jennie died suddenly in 1921 after a dramatic fall downstairs, having tripped over her high heels. Although Winston was not to become the nation's leader for another two decades, he had already acquired from his mother an unshakeable faith in his destiny." "With unprecedented access to private family correspondence, newly discovered archival material and interviews with Jennie's two surviving granddaughters, Anne Sebba draws a vivid and frank portrait of her subject. She repositions Jennie as woman who refused to be cowed by her era's customary repression of women. Neither a bad mother nor a sexually predatory wife, Jennie Churchill was creative and passionate, determined to live life to the full."--BOOK JACKET
That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The King's Speech. This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. "That woman," so called by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore
The exiled collector : William Bankes and the making of an English country house by Anne Sebba( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 30th 1841 William John Bankes, former Tory MP, pioneer Egyptologist and renowned traveller, was caught in compromising circumstances with a guardsman in London's Green Park. Bankes paid a heavy price for his 'moment of madness': less than two weeks later, well aware that sodomy carried the death penalty, he had fled into exile, eventually settling in Venice. The government declared Bankes an outlaw, a vindictive and archaic procedure that entitled them to seize his house, Kingston Lacy in Dorset." "The Exiled Collector is the story of how Bankes, friend of Byron and the Duke of Wellington, eventually turned his personal tragedy to posterity's benefit. Based in Venice, he continued to collect obsessively for a house he no longer owned. He found fulfillment through designing, commissioning and creating as well as collecting for the house he loved, but was able to visit only in secret at the end of his life." "Based on extensive research from previously undiscovered archives, this is the first biography of William Bankes. It recounts his dramatic life story, examines the psychology of collecting, the pain and creativity of exile, and affords insight into the minds of a ruling elite in early Victorian Britain."--BOOK JACKET
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died in the 1940s by Anne Sebba( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress Béatrice de Camondo or novelist Irène Némirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--Publisher's website
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation by Anne Sebba( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times best selling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in Paris' history and tells the stories of how women survived, or didn't, during the Nazi occupation
Jennie Churchill : Winston Churchill's mother by Anne Sebba( Recording )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebba reveals it took an American beauty just three days to land Lord Randolph Churchill. Eight months after the marriage, Lady Jennie bore their son Winston. Using her charms to advance her husband and son, Jennie discreetly seduces 200 or more paramours--including the Prince of Wales
Margot Fonteyn by Anne Sebba( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the renowned prima ballerina whose career spanned more than forty years
The life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first serious yet sympathetic biography by a woman of the Duchess of Windsor, the former Mrs Simpson
Madre Teresa de Calcuta : más allá de la imagen by Anne Sebba( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battling for news : women reporters from the Risorgimento to Tiananmen Square by Anne Sebba( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mother Teresa : beyond the image
Alternative Names
Anne Sebba British writer

Anne Sebba écrivaine britannique

Rubinstein Anne

Rubinstein, Anne, 1951-

Rubinstein, Anne Marietta, 1951-

Sebba, Anne, 1951-

セバ, アン

Languages
English (159)

Spanish (7)

Polish (3)

Japanese (2)

Thai (2)

French (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Mother Teresa : beyond the imageAmerican Jennie : the remarkable life of Lady Randolph ChurchillEnid Bagnold : the authorized biographyLaura Ashley : a life by designBattling for news : the rise of the woman reporterJennie Churchill : Winston's American motherThe exiled collector : William Bankes and the making of an English country houseThe life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of WindsorBattling for news : women reporters from the Risorgimento to Tiananmen Square