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Anne Sebba - Les Parisiennes
Thu 30 March 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until – finally- renewal and retribution. Even in the darkest moments of Occupation, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why?
Anne Sebba’s fascinating book Les Parisiennes gives an in-depth account of the everyday lives of women and young girls in this most feminine of cities. She examines the choices they had to make – to become collaborators or resistors, or just to try and continue a normal existence. She also explores the aftershock of the Second World War to consider how those who survived to see the Liberation of Paris came to terms with their actions and the actions of others.
Anne Sebba read History at King’s College London then joined Reuters as a foreign correspondent based in London and Rome. She is the acclaimed author of Jenni Churchill: Winston’s American Mother, the international bestseller That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor and seven other works of non-fiction. She is married with three children.
Please join us at this interesting event when Anne Sebba will be talking about her book and answering any questions.
This event has bee generously sponsored by Lisa and Les Baker