The Riviera Set – Mary S Lovell


In this dazzling story of a remarkable place – a perfectly-proportioned white Art Deco villa on the Côte d’Azur – Mary Lovell uncovers the glittering lives and loves of those at the centre of extraordinary luxury.

Built by the American actress Maxine Elliott in 1930, Château de l’Horizon provided the perfect setting for entertaining on an epic scale. Vivid and deeply absorbing, the book offers unprecedented insight into the private dramas and public scandals that kept gossip columnists – and divorce courts – busy for nearly forty years.