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She Made Friends and Kept Them An Anecdotal Memoir

Cowles, Fleur with An Introduction by Carlos Fuentes

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ISBN 10: 0060187131 / ISBN 13: 9780060187132
Published by Harpercollins, 1996
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Signed with a personal inscription by the author Fleur Cowles and her husband; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.60 inches; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 316286

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Title: She Made Friends and Kept Them An Anecdotal ...

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Few women - or men - have led such varied lives as Fleur Cowles. A highly distinguished journalist and editor of Flair, one of America's top magazines during the 1950s, Fleur Cowles is best known today for the magic realism of her paintings - paintings peopled by jungle beasts, huge flowers and overgrown birds - and for her many famous friends.
It is these who fill the pages of her book. She recalls picnicking with Cary Grant in Spain, the weekend Marilyn Monroe spent hiding in her Connecticut home, her many trips as personal emissary for Eisenhower, the time she spent in Argentina and her relationship with Eva Peron. She writes about her experiences on the Korean war front. She includes many glimpses of her close friendship with Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Others who appear in her book include Margot Fonteyn, Isak Dinesen, Grace Kelly, the Dalai Lama, Harold Wilson, Haile Selassie, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Imelda Marcos, Harold Macmillan, Luciano Pavarotti, Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway and many more.
Tough but never malicious, self-respecting but never self-serving, Fleur Cowles's book shares with us the unknown stories of the men and women who have shaped twentieth-century history.

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Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including "Aura", "The Death of Artemio Cruz", "The Old Gringo" and "Terra Nostra", and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.
Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France, and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia. He died in Mexico City in 2012.

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