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Sebba, Anne

Overview
Works: 31 works in 176 publications in 9 languages and 7,335 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographical films  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Nonfiction television programs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: BX4406.5.Z8, 271.97
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 )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,919 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, Duches 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 )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Teresa of Calcutta - few figures in the twentieth century have received such adulation. This diminutive nun of Albanian descent was frequently cited as the living embodiment of Christian kindness. Recipient of numerous humanitarian awards, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, she was hailed as a living saint and commanded unrivaled international attention. Yet the respect she received was not unanimous, and since 1990, serious, measured criticisms have been directed at this modern icon, who seemed beyond reproach
American Jennie : the remarkable life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Anne Sebba( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 833 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
Jennie Churchill Winston's American mother by Anne Sebba( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 476 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 )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 443 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 )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 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 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Laura Ashley who became one of the leading influences on British design and marketing this century
Jennie Churchill : Winston's American mother by Anne Sebba( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 251 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
Battling for news : the rise of the woman reporter by Anne Sebba( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Teresa by D'Arcy Adrian-Vallance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 236 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
That woman the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 147 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 2005 in English and held by 132 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
Jennie Churchill Winston Churchill's mother by Anne Sebba( Recording )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 82 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first serious yet sympathetic biography by a woman of the Duchess of Windsor, the former Mrs Simpson
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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The squire : Enid Bagnold by Enid Bagnold( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens de afwezigheid van haar echtgenoot wordt een hoogzwangere vrouw in beslag genomen door de beslommeringen van haar kinderen, haar personeel en haar eigen fysieke problemen
Safe passage : the remarkable true story of two sisters who rescued Jews from the Nazis by Ida Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable true story of British sisters who rescued Jews from the Nazis. "You never know what you can do until you refuse to take no for an answer."
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation by Anne Sebba( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 7 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"--From publisher's website
UMam' uTeresa by Anne Sebba( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Xhosa and Zulu and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Rubinstein Anne

Rubinstein, Anne, 1951-

Rubinstein, Anne Marietta, 1951-

Sebba, Anne, 1951-

セバ, アン

Languages
English (145)

Spanish (7)

Polish (3)

Japanese (2)

Thai (2)

French (1)

Xhosa (1)

Zulu (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 designJennie Churchill : Winston's American motherBattling for news : the rise of the woman reporterThe exiled collector : William Bankes and the making of an English country houseThe life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor