The Chiffon Trenches

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. ...

Author: André Leon Talley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0593129261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. “The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion.”—Manolo Blahnik NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Fortune • Garden & Gun • New York Post During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer. Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, André moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild’s Women’s Wear Daily, befriending fashion's most important designers (Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta). But as André made friends, he also made enemies. A racially tinged encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he eventually became creative director, developing an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour. As she rose to the top of Vogue’s masthead, André also ascended, and soon became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches offers a candid look at the who’s who of the last fifty years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how André not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived—despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry—to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion. Woven throughout the book are also André’s own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von Fürstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to name a few), and of course his Southern roots and ongoing faith, which have guided him since childhood. The result is a highly compelling read that captures the essence of a world few of us will ever have real access to, but one that we all want to know oh so much more about.

A L T

Clear, elegant, and often magical, A.L.T. shines like a rare jewel as it illuminates three extraordinary lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Andre Leon Talley

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 1588361853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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One of the most striking figures in international style offers a unique and unforgettable memoir of the two women who shaped his dreams, tastes, and character. “My grandmother and Mrs. Vreeland had similar ways of appreciating luxury,” writes André Leon Talley, “because they both believed in the importance of its most essential underpinning: polish.” In A.L.T., Vogue’s editor at large explains how a six-foot-seven African-American man from North Carolina became the influential fashion figure he is today, learning life’s most enduring lessons from two remarkable women: his maternal grandmother, Bennie Frances Davis, a woman who worked back-breakingly hard as a maid, yet taught him to embrace the world with a warm heart and an open mind; and Diana Vreeland, the inimitable editor in chief of Vogue and director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, who became his peerless professional mentor. In a rich, eloquent voice that resonates with both small-town wisdom and haut monde sophistication, Talley tells of the grandmother who encouraged his dreams and ambitions while instilling in him an abiding sense of dignity and style, and of the legendary fashion doyenne who took him under her wing as he rose to fame in the wild New York of the 1970s. Threaded throughout are stories of the man himself, who has survived thirty years in the “chiffon trenches” with eminent grace and style. Clear, elegant, and often magical, A.L.T. shines like a rare jewel as it illuminates three extraordinary lives. From the Hardcover edition.

There Will Be Lobster

If reading this book helps even one person, according to Sara, then telling this story is all worth it. “Sara Arnell is the only writer I know who can make self-deprecation and wisdom look like the same thing.

Author: Sara Arnell

Publisher: Savio Republic

ISBN: 9781642939262

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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You know her. You’ve seen her. You may even see yourself in her. A dying rock star. A tail-less cat. A psychic who said the spirit world wasn’t interested in her. Mix in an ex-monk, an eighteen-pound tumor, raging teenage children, cancer, and a whole lot of self-pity and you’ll find yourself in the middle of this midlife crisis. This memoir follows a successful middle-aged woman who sometimes drinks too much, has unfulfilling sex, pities herself for being divorced and alone, loses her business along with her self-esteem, and lacks the gratitude to be thankful for the many good things in her life—all in the face of a cancer diagnosis. It’s funny because it’s true. It’s sad because it’s true. But in the end, there will be lobster for brunch, so bring your bib because middle age gets really messy.

The Cartiers

-ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY , New York Times bestselling author of The Chiffon Trenches " An enthralling book because it is the work of a true historian , because it is a phenomenal story , and because it is told from the inside , with as much ...

Author: Francesca Cartier Brickell

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0525621628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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“A dynamic group biography studded with design history and high-society dash . . . [This] elegantly wrought narrative bears the Cartier hallmark.”—The Economist The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon—as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives “Ms. Cartier Brickell has done her grandfather proud.”—The Wall Street Journal The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty—four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was “Never copy, only create” and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men’s wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world’s best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry. Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family’s history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. The Cartiers also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm’s most iconic jewelry—the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces—and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.

Learning to Drive

There are two things I think most people who've worked for Anna miss when they've moved on to other jobs: the feeling that one's time in “the chiffon trenches,” as André Leon Talley calls fashion journalism, involved with Anna in so ...

Author: William Norwich

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 080214800X

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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A member of New York City’s glitterati careens down memory lane in this debut novel by the gossip columnist and Vogue editor-at-large. In 1980s New York City, Julian Orr has made himself into the ultimate insider—a journalist at a glossy fashion and gossip magazine and resident expert on contemporary urban living. But now, at the advanced age of thirty-seven, he’s about to embark on a totally new venture: learning to drive. His ultimate goal is to drive himself out of the city to visit his parents' graves and the small Connecticut town where he grew up. But confronting his difficult childhood will be a breeze compared to the trials he faces at the hand of his not-quite-hinged driving instructor. What begins as an innocent act of personal liberation escalates soon escalates into a fiasco of front page proportions in this funny, poignant and personal debut novel. The e-book edition published in 2019 includes a new preface by the author.

A L T

Certainly , I have weathered and survived the chiffon trenches of fashion for nearly three decades , but during that time I have not lost my sense of values or of place . Balzac's brilliant sentence sums up my daily mantra : There is ...

Author: André Leon Talley

Publisher: Villard Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 343

The editor-at-large for "Vogue" describes his odyssey from North Carolina to the heights of the fashion world, reflecting on how his life was influenced by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Frances Davis, and Diana Vreeland, his mentor.

Vanity Fair

Vogue editor - atlarge André Leon Talley's memoir , A.L.T. ( Villard ) , is both a chilling account of life in ELISSA SCHAPPELL " the chiffon trenches ” and a warm homage to his muses , Diana Vreeland and his maternal grandmother .

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Capote s Women

Chiffon Trenches . New York : Fourth Estate Ltd. , 2020 . Tapert , Annette , and Diana Edkins . The Power of Style : The Women Who Defined the Art of Living Well . New York : Aurum Press , 1995 . Taraborrelli , J. Randy .

Author: Laurence Leamer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593328094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 845

New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote's never-published final novel, Answered Prayers--the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote's ultimate betrayal of the group of female friends he called his "swans." "There are certain women," Truman Capote wrote, "who, though perhaps not born rich, are born to be rich." Barbara "Babe" Paley, Gloria Guinness, Marella Agnelli, Slim Hayward, Pamela Churchill, C. Z. Guest, Lee Radziwill (Jackie Kennedy's sister)--they were the toast of midcentury New York, each beautiful and distinguished in her own way. These women captivated and enchanted Capote--and at times, they infuriated him as well. He befriended them, received their deepest confidences, and ingratiated himself into their lives. Then, in one fell swoop, he betrayed them in the most surprising and shocking way possible. Bestselling biographer Laurence Leamer delves into the years following the acclaimed publication of Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1958 and In Cold Blood in 1966, when Capote struggled with a crippling case of writer's block. While enjoying all the fruits of his success--including cultivating close friendships with the richest and most admired women of the era--he was struck with an idea for what he was sure would be his most celebrated novel...one based on the remarkable, racy lives of his very, very rich friends. For years, Capote attempted to write what he believed would have been his magnum opus, Answered Prayers. But when he eventually published a few chapters in Esquire, the thinly fictionalized lives (and scandals) of his closest female confidantes were laid bare for all to see. The blowback incinerated his relationships and banished Capote from their high-society world forever...a world that was already crumbling, though none of them realized it yet. Laurence Leamer recreates in detail the lives of these fascinating swans, their friendships with Capote and one another, and the doomed quest to write what could have been one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Combat Over the Trenches

'Mrs. Watt looked remarkably well in a dress of black chiffon velvet, with deep lace bertha and diamond ornaments.' Perhaps reflecting the space limitations of Arlington, dancing took place in the large school hall next door at ...

Author: Chris Clark

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1526715031

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 565

'Father of the Flying Corps' and 'Father of Australian Aviation' were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ("Toby") Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. He had become the Australian Army's first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air Service, the Aronautique Militaire, before arranging a transfer to the Australian Imperial Force. Already an experienced combat pilot, he rose quickly through the ranks of the Australian Flying Corps, becoming a squadron leader and leading his unit at the battle of Cambrai, then commander of No 1 Training Wing with the senior AFC rank of lieutenant colonel.These were elements in a colorful and at times a romantic career long existing interest and attention - not just during Watt's lifetime but in the interval since his death nearly a century ago. His name had been rarely out of Australian newspapers for more than a decade before the war, reflecting his wealthy lifestyle and extensive and influential social and political connections. But this focus has enveloped Watt's story with an array of false and misleading elements verging on mythology. For the first time, this book attempts to establish the true story of Watt's life and achievements, and provide a proper basis for evaluating his place in Australian history.

Current Biography Yearbook

Author: Maxine Block

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Category: Biography

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The aim of Current Biography Yearbook is to provide reference librarians, students, and researchers with objective, accurate, and well-documented biographical articles about living leaders in all fields of human accomplishment. Whenever feasible, obituary notices appear for persons whose biographies have been published in Current Biography. - Publisher.

Echoes Of The War Annotated Edition

Have you a bit of chiffon for the neck? It's not bombs nor Kaisers nor Tipperary that men in the trenches think of, it's chiffon.' 'I swear I have, Kenneth, And I have a bangle, and a muff, and gloves.' 'Ay, ay.' He considers.

Author: James M. Barrie

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849629295

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 909

This is the annotated edition including a rare and very detailed essay about the life and works of the author. It is a common tribute to Sir Barrie that he is whimsical. We might repeat that tribute when speaking of this volume, Echoes of the War, but hasten to add that this time it is not the same kind as that which delights us so in "A Kiss for Cinderella" or "Peter Pan." There is less froth and more substance, though this does not imply by any means that the lightness of touch is not there. The four one act plays contained in this book are of the war, but not about the war, for their interest centers not in those who go, but in those whose dear ones go. Mingled with the khaki that flits thru the pages is the black of mourning, and once we catch the sheen of a wedding dress. And there are gray hairs and worn faces that contrast with the eager-eyed, newly-commissioned young second lieutenant, and grave voices as well as gay. In plot the four plays are distinct and individual, but this they have in common, that they are Barrie at his best.

Echoes of the War

Have you a bit of chiffon for the neck? It's not bombs no Kaisers nor Tipperary that men in the trenches think of, it's chiffon.' 'I swear I have, Kenneth, And I have a bangle, and a muff, and gloves.' 'Ay, ay.' He considers.

Author: J. M. Barrie

Publisher: VM eBooks

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Category: Literary Collections

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THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS Three nice old ladies and a criminal, who is even nicer, are discussing the war over a cup of tea. The criminal, who is the hostess, calls it a dish of tea, which shows that she comes from Caledonia; but that is not her crime. They are all London charwomen, but three of them, including the hostess, are what are called professionally 'charwomen and' or simply 'ands.' An 'and' is also a caretaker when required; her name is entered as such in ink in a registry book, financial transactions take place across a counter between her and the registrar, and altogether she is of a very different social status from one who, like Mrs. Haggerty, is a charwoman but nothing else. Mrs. Haggerty, though present, is not at the party by invitation; having seen Mrs. Dowey buying the winkles, she followed her downstairs, so has shuffled into the play and sat down in it against our wish. We would remove her by force, or at least print her name in small letters, were it not that she takes offence very readily and says that nobody respects her. So, as you have slipped in, you sit there, Mrs. Haggerty; but keep quiet.

J M BARRIE Ultimate Collection 90 Titles in one Volume Illustrated

Have you a bit of chiffon for the neck? It's not bombs nor Kaisers nor Tipperary that men in the trenches think of, it's chiffon.' 'I swear I have, Kenneth, And I have a bangle, and a muff, and gloves.' 'Ay, ay.' He considers.

Author: J. M. Barrie

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026875591

Category: Fiction

Page: 1420

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This carefully crafted ebook: "J. M. BARRIE Ultimate Collection: 90+ Titles in one Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Peter Pan Adventures Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up When Wendy Grew Up Novels Better Dead When a Man's Single Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel The Little White Bird A Tillyloss Scandal Life in a Country Manse Lady's Shoe Short Stories A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches Two of Them and Other Stories Other Short Stories Inconsiderate Waiter The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell Dite Deuchars The Minister's Gown Shutting a Map An Invalid in Lodgings The Mystery of Time-Tables Mending the Clock The Biggest Box in the World The Coming Dramatist The Result of a Tramp The Other "Times" How Gavin Birse Put it to Mag Lownie The Late Sherlock Holmes Plays Ibsen's Ghost Jane Annie Walker, London The Professor's Love Story The Little Minister The Wedding Guest Little Mary Quality Street The Admirable Crichton What Every Woman Knows Der Tag (The Tragic Man) Dear Brutus Alice Sit-by-the-Fire A Kiss for Cinderella Half an Hour Seven Women Old Friends Mary Rose Pantaloon The Twelve-Pound Look Rosalind The Will The Old Lady Shows Her Medals The New Word Barbara's Wedding A Well-Remembered Voice Essays Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey Charles Frohman: A Tribute Courage Preface to The Young Visiters The Man from Nowhere Woman and the Press A Plea for Smaller Books Boy's Books The Lost Works of George Meredith The Humor of Dickens Ndintpile Pont Q What is Scott's Best Novel? Memoirs Margaret Ogilvy An Edinburgh Eleven My Lady Nicotine Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) is one of the greatest Scottish novelists and playwrights, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

The Complete Works of J M Barrie Illustrated

'Looks none so bad. Have you a bit of chiffon for the neck? It's not bombs nor Kaisers nor Tipperary that men in the trenches think of, it's chiffon.' 'I swear I have, Kenneth, And I have a bangle, and a muff, and gloves.' 'Ay, ay.

Author: James Matthew Barrie

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026875575

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 3740

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of J. M. Barrie (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) is one of the greatest Scottish novelists and playwrights, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. Content: Peter Pan Adventures Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up When Wendy Grew Up Novels Better Dead When a Man's Single Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel The Little White Bird Farewell Miss Julie Logan Novellas A Tillyloss Scandal Life in a Country Manse Lady's Shoe Short Stories A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches Two of Them and Other Stories Other Short Stories Inconsiderate Waiter The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell Dite Deuchars The Minister's Gown Shutting a Map An Invalid in Lodgings The Mystery of Time-Tables Mending the Clock The Biggest Box in the World The Coming Dramatist The Result of a Tramp The Other "Times" How Gavin Birse Put it to Mag Lownie The Late Sherlock Holmes Plays Ibsen's Ghost Jane Annie Walker, London The Professor's Love Story The Little Minister: A Play The Wedding Guest Little Mary Quality Street The Admirable Crichton What Every Woman Knows Der Tag (The Tragic Man) Dear Brutus Alice Sit-by-the-Fire A Kiss for Cinderella Shall We Join the Ladies? Half an Hour Seven Women Old Friends Mary Rose The Boy David Pantaloon The Twelve-Pound Look Rosalind The Will The Old Lady Shows Her Medals The New Word Barbara's Wedding A Well-Remembered Voice Essays Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey Charles Frohman: A Tribute Courage Preface to The Young Visiters Captain Hook at Eton The Man from Nowhere Woman and the Press A Plea for Smaller Books Boy's Books The Lost Works of George Meredith The Humor of Dickens Ndintpile Pont(?) Q What is Scott's Best Novel? Memoirs Margaret Ogilvy The Greenwood Hat An Edinburgh Eleven My Lady Nicotine

Delphi Complete Works of J M Barrie Illustrated

Have you a bit of chiffon for the neck? It's not bombs nor Kaisers nor Tipperary that men in the trenches think of, it's chiffon.' 'I swear I have, Kenneth, And I have a bangle, and a muff, and gloves.' 'Ay, ay.' He considers.

Author: J. M. Barrie

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496103

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of J. M. Barrie, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (21MB Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Barrie's life and works * Special PETER PAN section, with images and links to all the Peter Pan mythos texts * Concise introductions to the novels and other works * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts * Excellent formatting of the works * Famous works such as PETER PAN are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Includes the complete novellas and short stories * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * ALL 30 extant plays, including rare dramatic works like IBSEN’S GHOST and WALKER, LONDON, appearing for the first time in digital print * Includes Barrie's complete non-fiction, with speeches, essays and prefaces * Features Barrie’s two memoirs, including the rare autobiography THE GREENWOOD HAT - discover Barrie's literary life and influences in creating Peter Pan * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Peter Pan Works The Novels AULD LICHT IDYLLS BETTER DEAD WHEN A MAN’S SINGLE A WINDOW IN THRUMS THE LITTLE MINISTER SENTIMENTAL TOMMY TOMMY AND GRIZEL THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS PETER AND WENDY The Novellas A TILLYLOSS SCANDAL FAREWELL MISS JULIE LOGAN The Short Story Collections A HOLIDAY IN BED AND OTHER SKETCHES TWO OF THEM ECHOES OF THE WAR The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays IBSEN’S GHOST WALKER, LONDON JANE ANNIE THE PROFESSOR’S LOVE STORY THE LITTLE MINISTER THE WEDDING GUEST QUALITY STREET THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON LITTLE MARY PETER PAN ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS OLD FRIENDS WHEN WENDY GREW UP – AN AFTERTHOUGHT PANTALOON THE TWELVE-POUND LOOK ROSALIND THE WILL HALF AN HOUR THE NEW WORD A KISS FOR CINDERELLA SEVEN WOMEN DER TAG (THE TRAGIC MAN) THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS DEAR BRUTUS A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE MARY ROSE SHALL WE JOIN THE LADIES? BARBARA’S WEDDING THE BOY DAVID The Non-Fiction AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN MY LADY NICOTINE THE BOY CASTAWAYS OF BLACK LAKE ISLAND CHARLES FROHMAN: A TRIBUTE NEITHER DORKING NOR THE ABBEY M’CONNACHIE AND J. M. B. PREFACE TO THE YOUNG VISITERS The Memoirs MARGARET OGILVY THE GREENWOOD HAT

Echoes of the War

Have you a bit of chiffon for the neck? It's not bombs nor Kaisers nor Tipperary that men in the trenches think of, it's chiffon.' 'I swear I have, Kenneth, And I have a bangle, and a muff, and gloves.' 'Ay, ay.' He considers.

Author: James Matthew Barrie

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421818647

Category: Drama

Page: 148

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Twelve Classic One Act Plays

Have you a bit chiffon for the neck? [She nods eagerly.] It's not the Kaiser, nor bombs, nor keeping the home fires burning, nor Tipperary, that the men in the trenches think about. [He shakes his head.] It's—chiffon. [Dubiously.] ...

Author: Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112527

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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This collection of royalty-free plays contains classics by well-known playwrights: Glaspell's Trifles, Synge's Riders to the Sea, Strindberg's The Stronger, plus works by Aristophanes, Chekhov, Yeats, Barrie, and others.

Delphi Complete Works of May Sinclair Illustrated

Nothing but the black chiffon one (black because of Uncle Victor) she had bought two years ago with Richard's cheque. ... almost meeting across the trenches of the gardens, making the colours in his rooms brilliant as stained glass.

Author: May Sinclair

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1801700125

Category: Fiction

Page: 8759

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The forgotten modernist, May Sinclair was close friends with Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Ford, Robert Frost and prominent figures of the London literary scene. She was the first critic to use the term “stream of consciousness” to describe a literary technique. Quick to assimilate new ideas of the Modernist movement, she wrote the stirring and formally experimental Bildungsroman ‘Mary Olivier’ (1919). A critically-respected and popular novelist, Sinclair was also a poet, philosopher, translator and critic, whose works span from the late 1880’s up until the late 1920’s. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents May Sinclair’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Sinclair’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 22 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short stories available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Sinclair’s rare and complete poetry – available in no other collection * Sinclair’s important essay on ‘Feminism’ – digitised here for the first time * Her landmark study on the Brontë sisters * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres CONTENTS: The Novels Audrey Craven (1897) Mr and Mrs Nevill Tyson (1898) The Divine Fire (1904) The Helpmate (1907) The Immortal Moment (1908) The Creators (1910) The Flaw in the Crystal (1912) The Combined Maze (1913) The Three Sisters (1914) The Belfry (1916) The Tree of Heaven (1917) Mary Olivier (1919) The Romantic (1920) Mr. Waddington of Wyck (1921) Life and Death of Harriett Frean (1922) Anne Severn and the Fieldings (1922) A Cure of Souls (1924) Arnold Waterlow (1924) The Rector of Wyck (1925) Far End (1926) The Allinghams (1927) History of Anthony Waring (1927) The Shorter Fiction Two Sides of a Question (1901) The Judgment of Eve (1907) The Return of the Prodigal (1914) Uncanny Stories (1923) Tales Told by Simpson (1930) The Intercessor and Other Stories (1931) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Poetry Collections Nakiketas and Other Poems (1886) Essays in Verse (1892) The Dark Night (1924) The Non-Fiction The Three Brontës (1912) Feminism (1912) A Journal of Impressions in Belgium (1915)

Grace

An influential creative director of American Vogue magazine traces her decades in the fashion industry, recounting her early years as a model under the tutelage of Norman Parkinson, unexpected rise to fame and associations with numerous ...

Author: Grace Coddington

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812993356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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An influential creative director of American Vogue magazine traces her decades in the fashion industry, recounting her early years as a model under the tutelage of Norman Parkinson, unexpected rise to fame and associations with numerous fashion luminaries, including a young Wintour.

Great War Britain

Imagine the attractions of velvet and chiffon, of ermine and chinchilla, after the trenches or a shakedown in a devastated barn? How mysterious and alluring a very femininely dressed woman must be, seen in her own delicately lighted and ...

Author: Lucinda Gosling

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075095731X

Category: History

Page: 240

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The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the next four years. Popular, weekly magazines such as The Tatler, The Sketch and The Queen, recorded the national preoccupations of the time and in particular, the upper class experience of war. Targeted at a well-heeled, largely female audience, these magazines were veteran reporters of aristocratic balls, the latest Parisian fashions and society engagements, but quickly adapted to war-like conditions without ever quite losing their gossipy essence. Fashion soon found itself jostling for position with items on patriotic fundraising, and Court presentations were replaced by notes on nursing convalescent soldiers. The result is a fascinating, at times amusing and uniquely feminine perspective of life on the Home Front during World War One.