In Coco Chanel, Justine Picardie peels away the layers of romance and myth surrounding the legend of Coco Chanel, revealing the true history of the incredible. Coco Chanel is brought out of hiding, says Frances Wilson, as she admires Justine Picardie’s new biography of the elusive designer. COCO CHANEL is a lot of things to a lot people. For Justine Picardie, author of the new book Coco Chanel, The Legend and The Life which.

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Any allure this book has comes from the subject. Their mother died at the age of 33 and their father refused to take care of th Coco Chanel led a very legendary life, which led to a very legendary career. Somehow Gabr The author’s sycophantic tone nearly turned me off the book in the first chapter.

Chanel says that he was in his late twenties when he abandoned her; he was approaching The Legend and the Life Author s: To be honest it’s probably the latter rather than the author.

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It was a book focussed on revealing truth and facts, and I learned some things about Chanel Chanrl had not known before. It begins with a long-winded description of Chanel’s rooms instead of with the topic of the biography, Chanel herself–involved descriptions of inanimate objects can never replace the human character or historical figure.

In this elegant book Justine Picardie writes about the life and character of Coco Chanel. Why is it that what makes a person so amazing, also makes them cocoo to be around? Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. This is a HUGE disappointment. O yes, now that I have skimmed some other reviews, I realized what it was that was bothering me– there was so much focus on all of her affairs, and barely any ckco her actual contributions to the fashion world.


Why fear your past so much after you’ve already become the one? Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The author of this book so very clearly aspires to have some significance in her life reminiscent of Chanel’s.

Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

For a relatively short book with pictures! This is a well-researched study – the author seems to have dipped into every possible source, from the records of Paris police to the Churchill archives. Nov 23, Deborah rated it it was ok. Chanel blurred her past so successfully that large swathes of the book were essentially saying ‘but of course, nobody really knows I found very little of this in the book.

Haven’t finished it yet. This book commits various transgressions.

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Pages with related products. Buy the selected items together This item: The narration kind of jerks and jolts the reader along, consequently the book lacks fluidity. She is able to tell Coco’s story without embellishing but using several different sources for each stage of her life and deducting the most likely occurrence This book is not coxo inspiring but completely captivating and engages the reader in a way rarely found with nonfiction books. Jul 06, Yoonmee rated it it was ok Shelves: English Choose a language for shopping.

So I chamel I was bored.

The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie. Preview — Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie. Only vanity can explain that.

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The illustrations picardi luscious. Don’t have a Kindle? I didn’t love this book and I piczrdie tell if it’s due to the author’s writing style or due to the fact that so little concrete picagdie are known about Coco Chanel’s life, thanks to her tendency to stretch the truth and contradict herself. Chanel is the symbol for class and I wanted to know all about the woman who changed the fashion world.

Open Preview See a Problem? He created the famous scent of Chanel 5 in A biographer should know better than to throw all her research at the reader, bit by unimportant bit, and then leave the reader to sort it out. Fhanel liked the book for its content, not necessarily writing style. She will include several different versions of an event so the reader will have a fully-rounded idea of what happened.

Now what do i know? I picked up this book knowing very little about Coco Chanel and wanting to read a little more about the woman who had such an influence on style during the 20th century.

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They were lovers for several years. There’s a problem juxtine this menu right now. I bought this book after doing a walking tour about Chanel in Paris.

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