The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society

The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society

by Mary S. Lovell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681778891
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 184,670
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mary Lovell is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is the author of eight previous biographies including the bestsellingThe Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford FamilyandThe Churchills.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1

1 In the Beginning … Jessie Dermot 7

2 Miss Maxine Elliott 19

3 Hartsbourne 47

4 Maxine's War 61

Part 2

5 Courtesans and Assignations 91

6 Winston 127

7 A New King 147

8 Final Fling 175

9 The Lights Go Out Over Europe 197

Part 3

10 War on the Riviera 209

11 Return of Peace 223

12 Prince Aly Khan 235

13 Rita Hayworth 261

14 'A Marriage has been Arranged' 275

15 Wedding of the Century 283

16 Marital Troubles 293

17 Changes 311

18 Causes and Effects 337

19 End of an Era 361

Epilogue 377

Postscript 381

Source Notes 395

Bibliography 405

Acknowledgements 409

Index 411

Credits 433

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