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‘This book is … the story of a house and those who peo­pled it be­tween the years 1930 and 1960. It was beau­ti­fully pro­por­tioned, an ex­quis­ite white art deco villa on the French Riviera which acted as a col­lect­ing point for a group of peo­ple who were of­ten world-fa­mous celebri­ties, many of whom were able to en­joy a life­style of al­most un­re­lent­ing plea­sure. First, it was the stylish brain­child of Amer­i­can ac­tress, so­ci­ety host­ess, pos­si­bly royal mis­tress and cer­tainly hugely suc­cess­ful in­vestor Max­ine El­liott. In 1930 she bought a piece of sea­side real es­tate be­tween Cannes and Juan-les-Pins, con­sist­ing of a nar­row stretch of rocks with a small promon­tory.’

MARY S. LOVELL

THE RIVIERA SET (2016)

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