Duncan Fallowell

Where’s Coco?

Far from being part of a gilded set, as Anne de Courcy suggests, Coco Chanel would mainly go to the Riviera to hide away with some raffish lover

Anne de Courcy, an escapee from tabloid journalism, has become a polished historian of British high society in the 20th century. Her book The Viceroy’s Daughters, an account of the three daughters of Lord Curzon, marked her transition from debutante-itis to something grittier. It was followed by a biography of Diana Mosley, published a few months after Mosley’s death.

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