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Eric Ravilious. Memoir of an Artist£75.00
An illustrated biography of Eric Ravilious.
Queer Saint. The cultured life of Peter Watson, who shook twentieth-century art and shocked high society£125.00
The biography of Peter Watson.
Henry 'Chips' Channon. The Diaries 1938-1943£35.00
The second volume of the diaries of 'Chips' Channon, covering the war years.
Miss Dior. A Story of Courage and Couture£25.00
A moving biography of Christian Dior's younger sister Catherine, resistance fighter and muse.
Great Collectors of Our Time. Art Collecting Since 1945£70.00
James Stourton's survey of Post-War art collectors and their collections.
A Lonely Business. A Self-Portrait of James Pope-Hennessy£120.00
A portrait of James Pope-Hennessy told through his own letters and diaries.
Outlandish Knight. The Byzantine World of Steven Runciman£40.00
Minoo Dinshaw's biography of the enigmatic English historian and diplomat Steven Runciman.
Alexis. The Memoirs of the Baron de Rede£280.00
The scarce memoirs of the stylish society figure, the Baron de Rede.
Brian Howard. Portrait of a Failure£140.00
'Mad, bad and dangerous to know' - a biography of Brian Howard.
Harold Nicolson. A Biography. Volume I 1886-1929 & Volume II 1930-1968£80.00
James Lees-Milne's two-volume biography of Harold Nicolson.
Oliver Messel. A Biography£85.00
An illustrated biography of Messel's life, work, theatre designs and interiors.
Picasso [INSCRIBED BY CECIL BEATON TO JULIET DUFF]£250.00
Gertrude Stein's short pre-War biography of Picasso, inscribed by Cecil Beaton to Lady Juliet Duff.
Sassoon. The Worlds of Philip and Sybil£50.00
A vivid, illustrated study of two siblings; their lives and the world they inhabited.
The Laughter and the Urn. The Life of Rex Whistler£25.00
Laurence Whistler's richly-researched account of the life of his brother Rex.
Double Exposure. A Twin Autobiography£140.00
A dual-auotbiography by identical twin sisters Gloria Vanderbilt and Thelma Furness.
Serious Pleasures. The Life of Stephen Tennant£75.00
Philip Hoare's definitive biography of Stephen Tennant.
The Marchesa Casati. Portraits of a Muse£350.00
A visual biography of the Marchesa Casati and an illustrated study of the art she inspired.
The World of Coco Chanel. Friends, Fashion, Fame£45.00
Edmonde Charles-Roux's visual biography of Coco Chanel.
Nat Tate. An American Artist 1928-1960 [SIGNED]£85.00
A literary hoax by William Boyd.
The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me£70.00
A part-memoir, part-biography of Lord Berners and Faringdon House.