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    • Bunny Mellon

    • The Life of an American Style Legend
    • By: Meryl Gordon
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Cortland
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art, and fashion.

    Regular price: £27.89

    • The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

    • The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
    • By: Meryl Gordon
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father, William Andrews Clark, was the second richest man in America. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at 22, with a personal fortune of $50 million, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society. What happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story about a lovely lady...

    • By Deborah Wyman on 21-10-14

    Regular price: £27.89

    • Mrs. Astor Regrets

    • The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
    • By: Meryl Gordon
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The fate of Brooke Astor, the endearing philanthropist with the storied name, has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father in 2006, alleging mistreatment of Brooke. And shortly after her death in 2007, Anthony Marshall, Mrs. Astor's only child, was indicted on charges of looting her estate. Rarely has there been a story with such an appealing heroine, conjuring up a world so nearly forgotten.

    Regular price: £23.79