Set of three books by Cecil Beaton; includes Ashcombe, the witty and heartwarming tale of his most beloved home and the interwar years in England; It Gives Me Great Pleasure, published in 1955, and Persona Grata, first edition, 1954. All hardcover books, found in London.
Having traveled to Cannes 38 times during the past two decades on behalf of Sony Pictures and Lionsgate, Peter Iacono knows the Côte d’Azur very well, and his partner, director and writer Flynn Kuhnert, knows its antiquaries--as well as those from São Paulo to Shanghai. An expert in the fine and decorative arts, Flynn has taught at Harvard and Duke, and together with Hutton Wilkinson, just finished a novel, The Walk to Elsie’s, about legendary decorator Elsie de Wolfe and her last protégé, Tony Duquette. This past July, Flynn shot a pilot in London for his very own show, A Very British Auction, featuring hidden country-house treasures.