The author of the bestselling The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family brings her trademark brio and relish to the charming and fascinating world of the Château de l'Horizon on the French Riviera The Riviera Set reveals the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Château de l'Horizon near Cannes, over the course of forty years from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960. At the heart of dynamic group was the amazing Maxine Elliott, the daughter of a fisherman from Connecticut, who built the beautiful art deco Château and brought together the likes of Noel Coward, the Aga Khan, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and two very saucy courtesans, Doris Castlerosse and Daisy Fellowes, who set out to be dangerous distractions to Winston Churchill as he worked on his journalism and biographies during his 'wilderness years' in the thirties. After the War the story continued as the Château changed hands and Prince Aly Khan used it to entertain the Hollywood set, as well as launch his seduction of and eventual marriage to Rita Hayworth Bringing a bygone era back to life, Mary Lovell cements her spot as one of our top social historians in this captivating and evocative new book.
Author: Mary S. Lovell
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Die junge Engländerin Rosie macht das Beste aus einer gescheiterten Beziehung. Sie startet in ein neues Leben und eröffnet ein Café in Südfrankreich. Doch als der gefeierte Sternekoch Sebastian mit seinem Lokal nebenan einzieht, droht ihr großer Traum zu platzen. Aber so schnell gibt Rosie nicht klein bei. Auf keinen Fall wird sie sich von Sebastians verführerisch duftenden Croissants beeindrucken lassen, geschweige denn von seinem verschmitzten Lächeln. Oder etwa doch?
Author: Jennifer Bohnet
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
Hercule Poirot ermittelt nicht nur im Orientexpress ... Der Fahrplan stimmt, der Zeitplan auch. Poirot reist an die Riviera – natürlich mit dem Luxuszug von Calais über Paris nach Nizza. Auch die reiche amerikanische Erbin Ruth Kettering fährt mit dem »Blauen Express«, doch als der Schaffner in Nizza an ihr Abteil klopft, findet er eine Leiche. Ein perfekter Mord – so scheint es. Doch eine kleine Unstimmigkeit lässt Hercule Poirots kleine graue Zellen nicht mehr ruhen: Die Frage nämlich, warum das Gesicht der jungen Frau entstellt wurde.
Ein Fall für Poirot
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
Where did Frank Sinatra, Mickey Mantle, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joan Crawford and hundreds of other A-listers along with mobsters like Meyer Lansky eat, drink and dance? It wasn't in Hollywood or at the Copacabana but at Bill Miller's Riviera in Fort Lee. The Riviera's breathtaking views of New York, its stunning showgirls and its gambling hall drew the famous and infamous to its tables. After it was originally run as a speakeasy by Ben Marden during the 1920s, Bill Miller, a Russian Jewish immigrant, attracted the most sought-after performers and turned it into one of the most popular nightclubs during the 1940s and 1950s. Relive Bill Miller's Riviera and experience the excitement of his lucky patrons.
America's Showplace in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Author: Tom Austin,Ron Kase
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The Riviera has inspired countless novelists and artists, attracted as much by its visitors as by its location (Somerset Maugham called it 'a sunny place for shady people'). But for the majority of the English, the Riviera was made famous by rumour and report: it was the scene of the romance of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson; and, post-war, became the vacation spot of Hollywood starlets. But the Cte d'Azur has a long history of attracting foreign celebrities and royalty, since the seventeenth century, when it was a stopping point on the route south for aristocratic Grand Tourists. Later, English and Scottish invalids, among them Robert Louis Stevenson, followed doctors' orders and holidayed on the Riviera for their health. Jim Ring explores these origins and the developments that took place on the coast - the impact of rail travel, of war, of celebrity and of the English. 'An entertaining survey . . . It is the ideal book to hide your smirk behind on the Promenade des Anglais as yet another roller-blading granny glides past in a leopard-sking thong.' Sunday Telegraph Jim Ring's Riviera corrals an array of vignettes of the Cte d'Azur's most famous habitus from the Romans to the Rolling Stones . . . a stylish and pleasingly gossipy overview of the region's fluctuating fortunes.' Time Out 'A highly readable history.' Guardian
The Rise and Rise of the Côte d'Azur
Author: Jim Ring
Publisher: Faber & Faber
This 1993 book examines the career of Vincente Minnelli, MGM's leading director of musicals, melodramas, and comedies in the 1940s and 1950s.
Author: James Naremore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Author: Leslie Richardson
"Insight Guides", the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with "Discovery Channel", the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, "Insight Guides" capture the unique character of each culture with an Insider's perspective. Inside every "Insight Guide" you'll find: - Evocative, full-color photography on every page - Cross-referenced, full-color maps throughout - A brief introduction including a historical timeline - Lively essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people - Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing - Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest - A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children
Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishers
The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers is a reader's journey along the fabled coast which has provided the inspiration and setting for some of the greatest literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hyères and St. Tropez in the west to the Italian border in the east, Ted Jones introduces the lives and work of writers who passed this way, from distinguished Nobel laureates to new authors who discovered their voices there. His encyclopaedic work covers them all: writers such as Graham Greene and W. Somerset Maugham, who spent much of their lives there; F. Scott Fitzgerald and Guy de Maupassant, whose work it dominates; and the countless writers who simply lingered there, including Louisa M. Alcott, Albert Camus, Bruce Chatwin, T. S. Eliot, Ian Fleming, Sylvia Plath, Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Tolstoy, Evelyn Waugh, Oscar Wilde - and countless others.
A Literary Guide for Travellers
Author: Ted Jones
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Category: Literary Collections
Author: Henry Robinson Luce
As the gateway to the Riviera Maya, Cancun is a thriving beach community and Mexico’s most popular tourist destination. Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya ebook illustrates the best beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities in the region, including Cozumel and the Yucatan. Expanded Coverage: Curated content for the Yucatan Peninsula as well as the best new hotels and restaurants have been added. This new edition also features expanded beach coverage, with "Best For" rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the guide's Top Experiences and Great Itineraries sections; Best Beaches lists; maps that locate Cancun’s hottest nightclubs; and tips for families, weddings, and honeymoons.. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. Tripadvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from Tripadvisor. Travelers can book their stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
with Cozumel and the Best of the Yucatan
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Ein Junge wartet mit einer Waffe auf den Mann, der seine Mutter getötet hat. Eine Polizistin, die in Schwierigkeiten steckt, wird nach einer brutalen Schießerei mit ihrer Vergangenheit konfrontiert. Nach dreizehn Jahren im Gefängnis wird ein Polizist in die Freiheit entlassen - doch für wie lange? John Hart beschreibt eine Stadt am Abgrund. Ihre Einwohner scheinen alle auf der Straße der Verdammnis unterwegs zu sein. Voller Geheimnisse, Verrat und nervenzerfetzender Spannung: Mit seinem neuen Buch beweist John Hart, dass er ein Meister des Thrillers aus den Südstaaten der USA ist.
Author: John Hart
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag