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Cecil Beaton: The Authorized Biography

by Hugo Vickers

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Bought 13 May 2008 - Cinema Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye

I think this is my last Hay book!

A wonderful biography, full of detail but never descending into a list of names and events. Full of personal information, but never prurient. Full of Beaton's diary entries but with its own style. With excellent pictures (as it should have) - both photos and sketches, and marvellous footnotes which explain who various people are as you come across them, but not in too much detail. Beaton is put into his context and allowed to shine, and, in high praise indeed, this biographer comes up to the standard of my great favourite, Michael Holroyd. ( )
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For my Mother,
whose copy of
The Glass of Fashion
I stole in 1965
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In ancient times at Acornbank there stood a solid stone table around which, it wwas said the Knights Templar used to gather.
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Vickers had unrestricted access to all of Beaton's voluminous unpublished materials. The result was an instant bestseller, indispensable to anyone interested in 20th century art and culture.

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