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1939: The Last Season


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A new book to Phoenix, so we will have 4-colour presenter and publicity campaign An intimate picture of the day-to-day events of a glittering period which draws on the writings and recollections of those who were there; parties, glitzy sporting events and all the gossip of the day 100,000 copies of The Viceroy's Daughters already sold in mass market paperback Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer and journalist on the Daily Mail The critics on The Viceroy's Daughters: 'De Courcy's biography re-creates a world of glittering house parties, aristocratic immorality and political intrigue in a narrative that reads like a racy novel' Sunday Times 'Popular social history at its very best' Mail on Sunday.

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Anne de Courcy is a well-known writer and journalist. In the 1970s she was Woman's Editor on the London Evening News and in the 1980s she was a regular feature-writer for the Evening Standard. She is also a former feature writer and reviewer for the Daily Mail. Her recent books include THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS and DEBS AT WAR.


We have a freelance publicist, Ros Ellis, looking after this wonderful book.Anne has already agreed to write a piece for THE DAILY MAIL on the book which will run in May - dates as soon as we have them confirmed. Ros has done a big mailing to the glossy women's magazinse so expect good review coverage here, TATLER is already confirmed. Plus a big feature in THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY LIFE ETC section on "The season now and then" ran on June 1. Regional press includes THE BRIGHTON ARGUS, BATH CHRONICLE, EASTERN DAILY PRESS, LIVERPOOLDAILY POST, OXFORD TIMES, YORKSHIRE EVENING PRESS. Regional radio includes BBC RADIOS BERKSHIRE, BRISTOL, KENT, LEEDS, MERSEYSIDE, OXFORD, NOTTINGHAM, SOUTHERN COUNTIES, BBC Radio Gloucester, BBC Three Counties Radio Plus an interview on BBC LONDON on Monday 19th May on the VANESSA FELTZ show. To maximise coverage we have set a press date of 19 May. "De Courcy's fascinating narrative switches between domestic concerns, ranging from country-house fare to patent medicines, and the approach of would-be gatecrashers accross the channel." THE INDEPENDENT "A fascinating window on the frivolous social but grave political world of Britain in the Second World War... The illustrations are delig

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