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Chanel's Riviera : life, love and the struggle for survival on the Côte d'Azur, 1930-1944

Author: Anne De Courcy
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bestselling social historian Anne de Courcy reveals the glamour and grit of the Second World War on the French Riviera. Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Coco Chanel; Coco Chanel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne De Courcy
ISBN: 9781474608206 1474608205
OCLC Number: 1105957330
Description: x, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), photographs ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.1930, the Beginning: La Pausa --
2.Misia Sert and Her Circle --
3.Fun, Games and the Beginning of Terror --
4.Love and Glamour on the Sunshine Coast --
5.Socialism and Mrs Simpson --
6.1937, the Rise of Schiaparelli --
7.The Shadow of War --
8.`La drole de guerre' --
9.June 1940 --
10.The Vichy Government --
11.`A German Victory is Certain' --
12.The Brutal Antisemitism of Vichy; Italian Protection --
13.Escapes, Captures and Starvation Rations --
14.Trying to Survive --
15.Dubious Activities --
16.The Resistance Grows Stronger, the Starving People Weaker --
17.Last Days.
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