Maureen Emerson lived in Provence for 20 years, where she worked as a local co-ordinator for CBS and NBC at media festivals in Cannes. During her years in Provence, Emerson became enthralled with the stories of those expatriates who lived on the Riviera in the 1920s and 1930s and how the Second World War affected their lives. Her first book on the Riviera, Escape to Provence, was published in 2008.
..".a brilliant book..."-- (05/24/2018)
"Ever wanted to know the stories behind some of the most famous houses on the C te d'Azur? ..This book is a compelling and fascinating account of the glamourous life on the C te d'Azur in the 1930s."-- (07/02/2018)
..". an effervescent cocktail of a read: one part biography to two parts social history, topped off with a splash of scandal."--Country Life Magazine