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First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
viii, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-408) and index.
In the beginning ... Jessie Dermot -- Miss Maxine Elliott -- Hartsbourne -- Maxine's war -- Courtesans and Assignations -- Winston -- A new King -- Final fling -- The lights go out over Europe -- War on the Riviera -- Return of peace -- Prince Aly Khan -- Rita Hayworth -- "A marriage has been arranged" -- Wedding of the century -- Marital troubles -- Changes -- Causes and effects -- End of an era -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
The story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Chateau de l'Horizon near Cannes, covering a span 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.