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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

Year:
1978
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton, London
Made of:
paper-bound hardcover with dust jacket
Author:
Andrew Barrow.
Page count:
282
Dimensions:
7.75"L x 1"D x 10"H
Damages:
light edge wear, bumping and rubbing on dust jacket; small tear at fore edge of interior pp 95-100