The Queen of Paris

Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
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ISBN : 9781799956419
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (956 users)

Download or read book The Queen of Paris written by Pamela Binnings Ewen and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style--the iconic little black dress--and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris, the new novel from award-winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen, vividly imagines the hidden life of Chanel during the four years of Nazi occupation in Paris in the midst of WWII--as discovered in recently unearthed wartime files. Coco Chanel could be cheerful, lighthearted, and generous; she also could be ruthless, manipulative, even cruel. Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich's High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, Chanel wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the United States with the confidential formula for Chanel No. 5. Distrustful of his intentions to set up production on the outskirts of New York City, Chanel fights to seize ownership. The House of Chanel shall not fall. While Chanel struggles to keep her livelihood intact, Paris sinks under the iron fist of German rule. Chanel--a woman made of sparkling granite--will do anything to survive. She will even agree to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect her darkest secrets. When she is covertly recruited by Germany to spy for the Reich, she becomes Agent F-7124, code name: Westminster. But why? And to what lengths will she go to keep her stormy past from haunting her future?

The Queen of Paris

Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
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ISBN : 1982546948
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (982 users)

Download or read book The Queen of Paris written by Pamela Binnings Ewen and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-07 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style—the iconic little black dress—and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris, the new novel from award-winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen, vividly imagines the hidden life of Chanel during the four years of Nazi occupation in Paris in the midst of WWII—as discovered in recently unearthed wartime files. Coco Chanel could be cheerful, lighthearted, and generous; she also could be ruthless, manipulative, even cruel. Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich’s High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, Chanel wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the United States with the confidential formula for Chanel No. 5. Distrustful of his intentions to set up production on the outskirts of New York City, Chanel fights to seize ownership. The House of Chanel shall not fall. While Chanel struggles to keep her livelihood intact, Paris sinks under the iron fist of German rule. Chanel—a woman made of sparkling granite—will do anything to survive. She will even agree to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect her darkest secrets. When she is covertly recruited by Germany to spy for the Reich, she becomes Agent F-7124, code name: Westminster. But why? And to what lengths will she go to keep her stormy past from haunting her future?

Émilienne

Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
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ISBN : 1665095830
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (665 users)

Download or read book Émilienne written by Pamela Binnings Ewen and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2023-04-11 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of The Queen of Paris comes a glittering new novel about youth, beauty, and having the courage to carve your own path in a world on the brink of war. Pamela Binnings Ewen’s newest novel reveals the story of Émilienne, once the most beautiful, sought-after woman in Paris during the Belle Époque, the era of peaceful years just before World War I. As a girl, Émilienne fights her way through poverty in Montmartre, drawn to the lights of Paris below. Soon, she stars at the Folies Bergère, mistress of kings and princes, known as the most beautiful woman in Europe. But, happiness is elusive, and youth and beauty are fragile. And where is love? As clouds of war begin darkening Europe, Émilienne’s young friend, Coco Chanel, has other ideas of how to survive in a man’s world. Strong ideas. Now, as Émilienne fights to survive, Coco’s star rises.

Martha Gellhorn

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409079481
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (49 users)

Download or read book Martha Gellhorn written by Caroline Moorehead and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the life of one of the twentieth century's most significant and notorious war correspondents, and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. Martha Gellhorn's journalism tracks many of the flashpoints of the twentieth century; as a young woman she witnessed the suffering of the American Depression and risked her life in the Spanish Civil War. Her dispatches from the front made her a legend, yet her private life was often messy and volcanic. Her determination to be a war correspondent - and her conspicuous success - contributed to the breakdown of her infamously stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway. In this mesmerising biography of a life that spanned the twentieth century, Moorehead reveals how passionately Martha fought against injustice, and how determined she was to catch the human story. 'A deeply sympathetic portrait... [it shows] an overwhelming sense of what it is to be human' Daily Telegraph

Mademoiselle Chanel

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ISBN : 9781410480132
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Rating Book: 4.8/5 (48 users)

Download or read book Mademoiselle Chanel written by C. W. Gortner and published by . This book was released on 2015-07-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She revolutionized fashion and built an international empire . . . all on her own terms Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her sisters are sent to a convent orphanage after their mother's death. The nuns of the order nurture Gabrielle's exceptional sewing skills, a talent that would propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood. Burning with ambition, the petite brunette transforms herself into Coco, by day a hard-working seamstress and by night a singer in a nightclub, where her incandescence draws in a wealthy gentleman who becomes the love of her life. She immerses herself in his world of money and luxury, discovering a freedom that sparks her creativity. But it is only when her lover takes her to Paris that Coco discovers her destiny. Rejecting the frilly, corseted silhouette of the past, Coco's sleek, minimalist styles reflect the youthful ease and confidence of the 1920s modern woman. As her reputation spreads, her couture business explodes, taking her into rarefied circles of society and bohemian salons. But her fame and fortune cannot save her from heartbreak as the years pass. And when Paris falls to the Nazis, Coco is forced to make choices that will haunt her always. An enthralling novel about an entirely self-made woman, Mademoiselle Chanel tells the true story of Coco Chanel's extraordinary ambition, passion, and artistic vision.

Historical Classics 3-Novel Bundle

Publisher : Dell
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ISBN : 034553381X
Pages : 1392 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (345 users)

Download or read book Historical Classics 3-Novel Bundle written by Danielle Steel and published by Dell. This book was released on 2011-09-27 with total page 1392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In book after beloved book, New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel consistently writes captivating stories notable for their unforgettable characters, page-turning plots, and richly imagined settings. Steel’s sweeping, emotionally resonant historical novels in particular hold a special place in readers’ hearts. Now here’s a convenient eBook bundle that features three classic historical novels—Jewels, No Greater Love, and Zoya—stellar fiction from the incomparable Danielle Steel. Includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel’s latest historical novel, Legacy, a compelling, centuries-spanning novel that brilliantly interweaves the lives of two women.

Between the Covers

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0786727004
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Between the Covers written by Margo Hammond and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-11-11 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With wit and wisdom, the bibliophile's Ebert & Roeper recommend more than 600 books based on what women care about most. Between the Covers is organized around their wide-ranging curiosity—about themselves, friends and family, the larger world—and their concerns, from health to sex to managing their finances. With such sections as “Babes We Love” (Role Models Real and Imagined), “The Babe Inside” (Focusing on Body and Soul), and “Love, Sex & Second Chances,” this unique collection of fiction and nonfiction reflects how women really read.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN : 3110951940
Pages : 1039 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (11 users)

Download or read book The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film written by Alan Goble and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 1039 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Chanel Sisters

Publisher : Harlequin
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ISBN : 1488076790
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (488 users)

Download or read book The Chanel Sisters written by Judithe Little and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A USA Today and Globe and Mail bestseller! A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their family at a young age, they’ve grown up under the guidance of nuns preparing them for simple lives as the wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. At night, their secret stash of romantic novels and magazine cutouts beneath the floorboards are all they have to keep their dreams of the future alive. The walls of the convent can’t shield them forever, and when they’re finally of age, the Chanel sisters set out together with a fierce determination to prove themselves worthy to a society that has never accepted them. Their journey propels them out of poverty and to the stylish cafés of Moulins, the dazzling performance halls of Vichy—and to a small hat shop on the rue Cambon in Paris, where a boutique business takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns. But the sisters’ lives are again thrown into turmoil when World War I breaks out, forcing them to make irrevocable choices, and they’ll have to gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other. “The Chanel Sisters explores with care the timeless need for belonging, purpose, and love, and the heart’s relentless pursuit of these despite daunting odds. Beautifully told to the last page.” —Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War

The Ox On The Roof

Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
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Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book The Ox On The Roof written by James Harding and published by Da Capo Press, Incorporated. This book was released on 1986-01-21 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Wallis's War

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 022624038X
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (226 users)

Download or read book Wallis's War written by Kate Auspitz and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2015-05-14 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This faux "memoir" of WWII written in the voice of Wallis Simpson is a flight of fancy based on some fascinating history. It is hilarious and satirical, well researched and suggestive. The author's premise in this novel is that "the Abdication of Edward VIII was not just the world's great good luck. The marriage of the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, a foreign commoner with two living husbands was not the love of the century. I say it was a bloodless coup, carefully plotted by British statesmen." The novel takes the form of Wallis Simpson's War Memoir” and imagines how she might have been encouraged to marry Edward VIII, and was then used to influence the Italian Count Ciano.

Jewelry Talks

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0307816184
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Jewelry Talks written by Richard Klein and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Campy, bitchy, outrageous, and quite a bit more than over the top, Abby Zinzo describes himself as “a cross between Auntie Mame and Louis the Sun King.” Abby has lived a life dedicated to pleasure, and nothing has given him more pleasure than owning, wearing, or merely contemplating the lustrous objects with which women and men have always adorned themselves. In this sexy, funny book that is part novel and part thesis on jewelry, Abby sits down to record everything he has learned over a lifetime, planning to leave this story along with his collection of valuable stones to his beloved niece, Zeem. He recounts the history of famous gems–like the fabulous Koh-i-Noor and the brilliant blue Hope diamond–and regales us with naughty tales of the women who made the beautiful jewelry their own, including Coco Chanel, the Duchess of Windsor, and Elizabeth Taylor. He also narrates his own sensational life, from Harvard undergraduate to dancer in a notorious Paris drag cabaret to his twilight as a man for whom gender is just another glittering ornament. Sharp, fascinating, and sparkling with its own inner fire, Jewelry Talks is precious gem in and of itself.

World Historical Fiction

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9781573560665
Pages : 744 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (56 users)

Download or read book World Historical Fiction written by Lynda G. Adamson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1999 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

A Year in High Heels

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 144471709X
Pages : 528 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

Download or read book A Year in High Heels written by Camilla Morton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If your resolutions tend to look much the same from one year to another and you are suffering from the suspicion that someone, somewhere is having more fun that you, then you need something to revitalise your lust for life. A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is here to help. This book will guide you through the months with a perfectly co-ordinated combination of culture and challenges. With a monthly muse to inspire, and a suggested title for that soon-to-be-formed book club, dumbing down is so last season. Erin O'Connor, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and others share their secrets about their favourite places - so the next time you check in you'll know what to check out - while Dita von Teese, Anya Hindmarch and Christian Lacroix show you how to undress, how to go green and how to appreciate opera. Eclectic, practical and fantastical, A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is crammed with fascinating stories, inspiring ideas and surprisingly sensible advice. Forget who, when, why and what to wear. Get ready to wow!

The Cultural Life of the Automobile

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292744552
Pages : 260 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (292 users)

Download or read book The Cultural Life of the Automobile written by Guillermo Giucci and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2012-05-24 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its invention in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the automobile crisscrossed the world, completely took over the cities, and became a feature of daily life. Considered basic to the American lifestyle, the car reflected individualism, pragmatism, comfort, and above all modernity. In Latin America, it served as a symbol of distinction, similar to jewelry or fine clothing. In The Cultural Life of the Automobile, Guillermo Giucci focuses on the automobile as an instrument of social change through its “kinetic modernity” and as an embodiment of the tremendous social impact of technology on cultural life. Material culture—how certain objects generate a wide array of cultural responses—has been the focus of much scholarly discussion in recent years. The automobile wrought major changes and inspired images in language, literature, and popular culture. Focusing primarily on Latin America but also covering the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa, Giucci examines how the automobile was variously adapted by different cultures and how its use shaped and changed social and economic relationships within them. At the same time, he shows how the “automobilization” of society became an essential support for the development of modern individualism, and the automobile its clearest material manifestation.

Maud Coleno’s Daughter

Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
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ISBN : 1788031733
Pages : 200 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (788 users)

Download or read book Maud Coleno’s Daughter written by John Dann and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2017-02-28 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One woman’s transformation from ingénue chorus girl to wealthy Mayfair hostess – whilst hiding some dark secrets...

Orange Coast Magazine

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Pages : 144 pages
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Download or read book Orange Coast Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1995-05 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.