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    • The Riviera Set

    • Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society
    • By: Mary S. Lovell
    • Narrated by: Jill Rolls
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    The Riviera Set reveals the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped, and politicked at the Château de l'Horizon near Cannes, over the course of 40 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. At the heart of dynamic group was the amazing Maxine Elliott, the daughter of a fisherman from Connecticut, who built the beautiful art deco Château.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Riviera Set

    • By Lois Kelly on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Sisters

    • The Saga of the Mitford Family
    • By: Mary S. Lovell
    • Narrated by: Annie Wauters
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    This is the story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; the ethereally beautiful Diana was the most hated woman in England; and Unity Valkyrie, born in Swastika, Alaska, would become obsessed with Adolf Hitler.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, terrible reader

    • By Victoria on 02-27-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Churchills: In Love and War

    • By: Mary S. Lovell
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston - recently voted "The Greatest Briton" - dominates them all. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grand! In it's own wonderful way.

    • By Cookie on 12-05-11

    Regular price: $41.99