Her life, her world, and the woman behind the legend she herself created
By Edmonde Charles-Roux
Edmonde Charles-Roux served as a nurse and a Resistance worker in World War II, before beginning a career as a journalist writing for Elle and Paris Match. For twelve years she was Editor-in-Chief of the French edition of Vogue. She has written another biography, Don Juan of Austria, and two novels, Elle, Adrienne and To Forget Palermo, which won the Prix Goncourt.
Nancy Amphoux is the translator of many major biographies, including those of Tolstoy, Turgenev and Pushkin.
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04 Jun 2009
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'Chanel's life was extraordinary, varied, full, perverse and like all good stories, full of dramatic reversals and successes' Margaret Drabble. — Margaret Drabble
'A fascinating, intimate, merciless, but ultimately sympathetic portrait. Even for those with only the slightest interest in fashion this is a beautifully written, highly entertaining biography' Guardian. — Guardian
'This biography delves far into the past, unraveling the mysteries that Chanel herself worked to create.it's a beautifully honest yet surprisingly unforgiving portrait of a woman often outshone by her own legend' Observer. — Observer