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Anne de Courcy on Chanel's saucy secrets


What is the difference between Old Masters and old mistresses? Where did Chanel put her No. 5? Whose yacht was called the 'floating double-bed'?

Anne de Courcy examines life in the French Riviera before and during the Second World War.

Her new book, Chanel's Riviera: Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Côte d’Azur, 1930–1944, is published by W&N.