The Face on the Sphinx. A Portrait of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough [SIGNED]

The Face on the Sphinx. A Portrait of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough [SIGNED]
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Daphne Fielding.

London. Hamish Hamilton. 1978. Hardback, dust jacket. xiv, 113 pages. Inscribed by the author on the half-title - 'Francis & Malcom. With love and appreciation of all the good times I've had "chez vous". Daphne Fielding'. 50 b&w hors-texte illustrations. 225 x 145mm (8 x 5"). 0.35kg. 0241893143. English. Very good; remains of small price sticker on front paste-down, light shelf wear to jacket with a small nick to front lower corner, spine sunned.

SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. An intimate biography of the fascinating life of femme fataleGladys Deacon. It tells of Gladys' early childhood with her scandalous parents (her father shot her mother's lover) and her relationships with Berenson, Keyserling, D'Annunzio, R.C. Trevelyan, Marshal Foch and Little Willy, the Kaiser's son. It recounts the details of her marriage to the Duke of Marlborough and her eventual eviction from Blenheim Palace.