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Jean Anouilh Dramatist & Screenwriter 1956 Interview BB Archive

From the archive: articles by Gael Elton Mayo. Jean Anouilh (1910-87) dramatist & screenwriter was interviewed by her in 1956 for Queen Magazine. Best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles’ classical […]

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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds I Book Blast Presents

BookBlast® presents the first of its monthly Top 10 reads for Independent Minds, showcasing the internationalist diversity of indie publishers. There’s something for everyone – enjoy! Fantasy & Shamanism Lin Man-Chiu, The Ventriloquist’s Daughter (trs. […]

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Lesley Blanch & the 1950s Woman Waterstones London News Archive

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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The Photographer Meike Ziervogel Review

Meike Ziervogel writes, “As long as you can keep disorder at bay you have control. You can see clearly, you know what step to take next. Albert can’t stand chaos. He used to be able […]

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Magnum Photographic Group Gael Elton Mayo Apollo Magazine BB Archive

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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Far To Go and Many To Love Lesley Blanch BB Archive

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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What Makes a European? Jane McLoughlin, Observer 1971 BB Archive

Jane McLoughlin’s feature, published in The Observer in 1971, is based on an interview with a childhood family influencer of mine: my late uncle was both very British and very internationalist in spirit. When interviewing […]

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Patrick Modiano: public novelist, private man Spotlight

Patrick Modiano is a private man who remains aloof from the Parisian literati; a refreshing antithesis to the self-promoting writer blasting forth at every opportunity. “Writing is a strange and solitary activity. There are dispiriting […]

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On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life News 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 […]