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Robert Becker. New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1996. Hardback, dust jacket. 427 pages. With 152 photographs and 16 hors-texte colour plates. 240 x 175mm (9½ x 7"). 0.85kg. 0397457919. English. Fine.'Great houses, exquisite gardens, a glittering society. This was the world of Nancy Lancaster: aristocrat, a woman of wit and edge whose inborn decorating genius culminated in her creation of the style (chintz, elegance, cozy clutter) that flourishes today as the English Country look. A brilliantly entertaining amalgam of memoir and biography sweeps us into her life and art.' (from the blurb). Becker's biography brings to life the decorator and society figure, with many illustrations of her work.