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The Riviera Set: From Queen Victoria to Princess Grace
Picasso to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winston Churchill to sex kitten Brigitte Bardot. The glorious strip of Mediterranean beach stretching from Marseilles to Monaco still attracts writers, artists, film stars, and scoundrels. Betcherman's rich account will delight tourists and armchair travelers alike. ...more
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Published December 15th 2010 by Smashwords Edition
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Feb 16, 2020 Sarah rated it liked it · review of another edition
Full of interesting stories and a good history of the different 'moods' of the Riviera. Unfortunately the ending felt slightly rushed (compared to the time spent on earlier time periods) and the book could also benefit from some tightening up. However, it was very enjoyable! ...more
“Alexander Dumas, pere, whose son created the most famous consumptive of all in La Dame aux Camelias, observed in 1847 that “frail pale women come to Nice to die,” and he criticized the townsfolk for “living at the expense of the sick foreigners.”
“While the English were lording it at Cannes the Russians were the dominant foreigners at Nice.”More quotes…