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BB Archive Lesley Blanch & the 1950s Woman, Waterstones, London W1

Georgia de Chamberet & Elisa Segrave celebrate the 1950s Woman Wednesday 5th July, 6.30 pm Waterstones, Gower Street, London W1 @gowerst_books @quartetbooks Join us for a glass of wine to toast the publication of Far […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Spain Revisited, Harpers & Queen 1985

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, was a contributor to Harpers & Queen, Apollo, Interiors and The Observer. Spain is a ‘place apart’ from Italy, France and the other Latin countries, with a […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Magnum Photographic Group, Apollo, 1989

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) was writer-researcher for the Magnum Photographic Group, Paris, 1950-56, working with Robert Capa, David Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She wrote Generation X (England) with Cartier-Bresson, later changed to Youth of the […]

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BB Archive Far To Go and Many To Love: People and Places, Lesley Blanch

Far To Go and Many To Love: People and Places by Lesley Blanch is a selection of early journalism and travelling tales, edited by Georgia de Chamberet. The collection forms a captivating sequel to On […]

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BB Archive The Three Faces of Elton Mayo, J H Smith, New Society

Elton Mayo was born in Australia one hundred years ago this month (on December 26, 1880) and died in a nursing home in Guildford almost sixty-nine years later. Towards the end of his life, through […]

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BB Archive Lesley Blanch, A Bohemian Life, Waterstones, London W1

Lesley Blanch’s memoirs, On The Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life, published posthumously by Virago, will now be available in paperback. Join Lennie Goodings, Anne Sebba and others for an evening celebrating Trailblazing Women […]

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Sex in the City: Nineteenth-century Paris & London Explorations

Sex in the City for women of the demi-monde living in nineteenth-century Paris and London involved living a racy, scandalous and at times, dangerous, lifestyle. In his planning notes for Nana, the character of which […]

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Her Brilliant Career the 1950s woman, Rachel Cooke Review

The stereotypical view of the 1950s woman is reflected in vintage postcards on sale at stalls in Portobello Market, featuring colourful ads for hoovers, OMO, ‘Empire’ baby pants, or Kenwood chef food processors alongside an […]

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Bridport Literary Festival 2015 BB Archive

Bridport Literary Festival was first held in 2005, having grown out of the internationally renowned Bridport Prize, founded in 1973, to raise funds for the fledgling Bridport Arts Centre. While the bigger book festivals like […]

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On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life BB Archive

On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life, a collection of autobiographical writings by the travel writer Lesley Blanch, opens The Authors’ Club autumn season of events with Georgia de Chamberet discussing the life […]