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A Life By Design: The Art and Lives of Florence Broadhurst

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Florence Broadhurst, the one-time chanteuse of Shanghai, Bond Street salon owner, world-renowned wallpaper designer and Sydney socialite, lived a life steeped in subterfuge and deception. Here, for the first time, we get a glimpse at the fascinating woman behind the hand- printed brocades.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Allen & Unwin
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Steve Castley
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
An very interesting biography of Florence Broadhurst. I've read it before and enjoyed it as much on this read.
Bettina Deda
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a designer myself, living in Australia, I love reading designer's biographies. Florence Broadhurst was not only an interesting personality but also a great business woman and designer. Her designs stood the test of time and are more popular than ever.
Jenny Jones
Jan 08, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting read about a fascinating woman
Heidi Rose
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this book from beginning to end. What an incredibly tenacious lady and what a wonderful life journey. It was such a shame her life ended the way it did. Beautiful read.
jagle
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
A fascinating history of Florence's amazing life. Generally not a fan of biographies, this book captured my imagination right from the beginning - I absolutely enjoyed it.
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