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Henry 'Chips' Channon. The Diaries 1938-1943

Henry 'Chips' Channon. The Diaries 1938-1943£35.00

The second volume of the diaries of 'Chips' Channon, covering the war years.

Private View. The Lively World of British Art

Private View. The Lively World of British Art£200.00

An exploration of the London art scene in the 1960s, with photographs by Lord Snowdon.

A Lonely Business. A Self-Portrait of James Pope-Hennessy

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

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

Alexis. The Memoirs of the Baron de Rede£280.00

The scarce memoirs of the stylish society figure, the Baron de Rede.

Harold Nicolson. A Biography. Volume I 1886-1929 & Volume II 1930-1968

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

Oliver Messel. A Biography£85.00

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

Sassoon. The Worlds of Philip and Sybil

Sassoon. The Worlds of Philip and Sybil£50.00

A vivid, illustrated study of two siblings; their lives and the world they inhabited.

Double Exposure. A Twin Autobiography

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

Serious Pleasures. The Life of Stephen Tennant£75.00

Philip Hoare's definitive biography of Stephen Tennant.

The Marchesa Casati. Portraits of a Muse

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 Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me

The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me£70.00

A part-memoir, part-biography of Lord Berners and Faringdon House.

Avedon. The Sixties

Avedon. The Sixties£95.00

Photographer Richard Avedon and writer Doon Arbus provide a snapshot of the 1960s.

Country Moods and Tenses. A Non-Grammarian's Chapbook

Country Moods and Tenses. A Non-Grammarian's Chapbook£60.00

Edith Olivier's musings on the conditions and traditions of country life, with a jacket design by Rex Whistler.

A Book of Beauty

A Book of Beauty£1,600.00

A remarkably well-preserved copy of Hugh Cecil's very scarce and influential 'A Book of Beauty'.

The Sweet and Twenties [INSCRIBED]

The Sweet and Twenties [INSCRIBED]£80.00

A nostalgic look at the decade that brought us the Bright Young Things and the Charleston.

Noblesse Oblige. An Enquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy

Noblesse Oblige. An Enquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy£120.00

A collection of writings on the social class implications of "U"- and "Non-U" language, popularised by Nancy Mitford.

La Colombe d'Or at Saint Paul de Vence. The Taste of Provence

La Colombe d'Or at Saint Paul de Vence. The Taste of Provence£200.00

An illustrated story of the famous artistic restaurant in the South of France.

Living in Vogue

Living in Vogue£90.00

A veritable treasure trove of interiors belonging to some of the most stylish personalities of 1980s Britain.

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