Every age has it’s celebrities; personalities that inspire, create and capture the imagination. Memoirs, diaries, biographies and autobiographies are the written record of these personalities, preserving their lives on paper.
Creative Lives is a short list of books on the lives of twenty artists, writers and muses of the twentieth century. The list includes Cecil Beaton, The Marchesa Casati, Nancy Mitford, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and Coco Chanel. As always, there are some old favourites and some new discoveries.