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Author: Mary S. Lovell Narrator: Jill Rolls Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781977370716
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The Riviera Set reveals the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped, and politicked at the Château de l’Horizon near Cannes, over the course of 40 years from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960.

At the heart of dynamic group was the amazing Maxine Elliott, the daughter of a fisherman from Connecticut, who built the beautiful art deco Château and brought together the likes of Noel Coward, the Aga Khan, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and two very saucy courtesans, Doris Castlerosse and Daisy Fellowes, who set out to be dangerous distractions to Winston Churchill as he worked on his journalism and biographies during his “wilderness years” in the 30s. After the War the story continued as the Château changed hands and Prince Aly Khan used it to entertain the Hollywood set, as well as launch his seduction of and eventual marriage to Rita Hayworth.

Bringing a bygone era back to life, Mary Lovell cements her spot as one of our top social historians in this captivating and evocative new book.

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About the Author

Mary S. Lovell is the author of the bestselling biographies The Sisters (about the Mitford family) and Straight on Till Morning (about Beryl Markham), as well as A Rage to Live, Bess of Hardwick, The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart, and several others. She lives in England.