The Wandering Years: 1922-39 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #1)

The Wandering Years: 1922-39 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #1)

A classic memoir of the twentieth century, spanning through the Second World War, the Golden Age of Hollywood and the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Years Between: 1939-44 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #2)

The Years Between: 1939-44 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #2)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 2
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tags: biogrphy, non-fiction

Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 –1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, painter, diarist and Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer.

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The Happy Years: 1944-48 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #3)

The Happy Years: 1944-48 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #3)

Beaton’s third volume covers 1944-48. In 1944 Beaton, as official photographer for the Ministry of Information, was sent to Paris to arrange an exhibition of war photographs. While there he renewed his acquaintance with Picasso and encountered many other famous faces, including Gide, Cocteau and Gertrude Stein.

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The Strenuous Years: 1948-55 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #4)

The Strenuous Years: 1948-55 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #4)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 4
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tags: biography, non-fiction

Beaton’s fourth volume covers 1948-55. The carefree days are over and as Beaton moves into middle age with doubts and anxiety his first venture into playwriting brings unexpected difficulty.

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The Restless Years: 1955-63 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #5)

The Restless Years: 1955-63 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #5)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 5
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tag: biography

Beaton’s fifth volume covers 1955-63. He travels the world, visiting exotic locales and also Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Friends like Diana Vreeland, Truman Cooper, and Greta Garbo make repeat appearances. He also recounts a grand ball given by Barbara Hutton in Tangier and an argument with Alfred Hitchcock at a movie screening hosted by Edie Goetz.

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The Parting Years: 1963-74 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #6)

The Parting Years: 1963-74 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #6)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 6
Genre: Biography and Memoir
Tag: biogrphy

Beaton’s sixth and final volume covers 1963-74. It follows Beaton's encounters with the youth of the swinging sixties but also the parting of many of his lifelong friends.

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