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Holidays and High Society: The Golden Age of Travel

Lucinda Gosling



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01 August 2019
Social & cultural history; Travel & holiday
In the nineteenth century, the phenomenon of 'going abroad' was born. Beautiful Mediterranean towns, luxurious spas of Mittel-Europe and the golf courses of France became the playground of the idle wealthy. Until foreign travel became more accessible, the picturesque towns and smart hotels catered to an elite mix of royalty, celebrities and high society. This was where society could relax, mingle, see and be seen - where rules could be bent and broken and routines forgotten. Drawing Mary Evans Picture Library's archives, Lucinda Gosling traces the growth of some of Europe's most exclusive and desirable holiday destinations from Monte Carlo to Maidenhead, Biarritz to St Moritz, and explores the lives of the privileged holidaymakers who travelled there. Revealing a world of gossip and glamour, Holidays and High Society tells the story of travel in a golden age through its fashions, faces and places, using evocative vintage travel posters, brochures, fashion spreads and more: the ultimate form of escapism for anyone with a passion for the past. AUTHOR: Lucinda Gosling is the former manager of the magazine archive of the Illustrated London News and is currently historical specialist at Mary Evans Picture Library. She has contributed to History Today, Majesty, and Illustration magazine, and is the author of several books, including Debutantes and the London Season. She lives in London. 90 colour illustrations
By:   Lucinda Gosling
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 193mm, 
ISBN:   9780750990080
ISBN 10:   0750990082
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

LUCINDA GOSLING studied history at the University of Liverpool and has worked in the picture library industry for more than 25 years, most recently at historical specialist Mary Evans Picture Library. She is a writer and public speaker, contributing to various publications including History Today, Tatler and Majesty, and is the author of over then books on a wide variety of subjects from historic London and royal coronations, to feminist art and Great War knitting. She lives with her family in east London.

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