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Anne de Courcy Chanel's Riviera

Literary Lunch: Anne de Courcy and Chanel’s Riviera

22nd November at 12:00 pm3:00 pm

The burning question on the French Riviera during spring 1938 was whether to curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor or not. Most of those who had settled here thought little about events elsewhere in Europe. A far cry from politics or the threat of war, theirs was a golden, glamorous life. Coco Chanel was at the heart of a sparkling cast of artists, writers and historical figures including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Salvador Dalí and Edith Wharton. Covering…

Salley Vickers Grandmothers

Literary lunch: Salley Vickers and Grandmothers

13th December at 12:00 pm3:00 pm

Meet Nan, Blanche and Minna who define the role of grandmother, and their relationships with the younger generation, in their individual ways. Fiercely independent Nan leads a secret life as an award-winning poet – when she is not researching her own funeral. Elegant Blanche’s hostile daughter-in-law deprives her of the company of her beloved granddaughter, Kitty – drinking and shoplifting are her solace. Bookish Minna shares a passion for reading with surrogate granddaughter, Rose – in the safety of her…

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