Sassoon

Sassoon

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Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939), a glamorous and well-known figure in Britain for the first four decades of the 20th century, was the most eligible bachelor and the greatest host of his time. He attained prominence in the art world, high society and politics. In contrast, his sister Sybil (1894-1989) lived a much more private life. Yet she was fascinating in her own right, marrying into the grandest level of the English aristocracy, restoring Houghton - formerly the house of Sir Robert Walpole - to magnificence, and serving in the high command of the Women's Royal Naval Service during both World Wars.(His grandmother, Queen Alexandra, still lived in the main house.) a#39;What a nice quiet Xmas you must have spent at Lympne with Hannah aamp; David [Gubbay]; ita#39;s quiet here but oh! ... Philip advised him on the decoration of his new quarters.


Title:Sassoon
Author: Peter Stansky
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2003
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