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Gossip: 1920-1970, 1st Ed.

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Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized quarto, 167 profuse black and white illustrations. ISBN: 024189994X. An affectionate and idiosyncratic comic-strip history of the ruling classes, society scandals, triumphs and tragedies, controversial love affairs, dazzling social occasions and other incidents that have set the gossip writers scribbling throughout this action-packed era in English history. Tight binding.

Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.

Product Information

Hamish Hamilton, London
Made of:
paper-bound hardcover with dust jacket
Andrew Barrow.
Page count:
7.75"L x 1"D x 10"H
light edge wear, bumping and rubbing on dust jacket; small tear at fore edge of interior pp 95-100