Biography & Memoir

32 Items
Serious Pleasures. The Life of Stephen Tennant

Philip Hoare's definitive biography of Stephen Tennant.


Edith Olivier's first book and Rex Whistler's second.

The Lives of Lee Miller

First edition of Antony Penrose's survey of the life and art of the photographer Lee Miller.

Emerald and Nancy. Lady Cunard and her daughter

Daphne Fielding's double biography of Emerald and Nancy Cunard.

Billy Baldwin Remembers

Part memoir, part decorating masterclass.

D. V.

Diana Vreeland's memoir of her eceletic and exuberant life.

Shocking Life

A first edition of Schiaparelli's autobiography with the shocking pink dust jacket.

Brian Howard. Portrait of a Failure

'Mad, bad and dangerous to know' - a biography of Brian Howard.

Cecil Beaton. The Authorised Biography

The official biography of Beaton by Hugo Vickers.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep [Complete Set]

A complete three-volume set of the memoirs of Lady Diana Cooper.

A Time of Gifts; Between the Woods and the Water; The Broken Road

The complete trilogy of books recounting Patrick Leigh Fermor's journey on foot across Europe.

Pierre Balmain. My Years and Seasons

The fashion designer's autobiography.

Leon Bakst and the Ballets Russes

Charles Spencer's important illustrated biography of Bakst.

Oliver Messel. A Biography

An illustrated biography of Messel's life, work, theatre designs and interiors.

A Background for Domenico Scarlatti 1685-1757 written for his two hundred and fiftieth anniversary [Association Copy]

An association copy of Sitwell's biography of the Italian composer.

Taken Care Of. An Autobiography [Uncorrected Proof Copy]

A proof copy of Edith Sitwell's autobiography.

Eileen Agar. A Look at My Life
Eileen Agar. A Look at My Life

The autobiography of English surrealist artist Eileen Agar.

The Ossie Clark Diaries

The exuberant and uninhibited diaries of London's famous sixties fashion designer.

Merry Hall; Laughter on the Stairs; Sunlight on the Lawn [THE COMPLETE MERRY HALL TRILOGY]

The trilogy of books recounting Beverley Nichols' restoration of the Georgian house, Merry Hall.

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