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    DescriptionThis deluxe edition of Helen O'Neill's award-winning book is a must for lovers of design. With stunning full-page prints of Florence Broadhurst's distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs, together with gorgeous photographs of interiors from around the world using her amazing patterns, this is a beautiful book you will want to treasure. Florence Broadhurst led an extraordinary and eccentric life. She was born in 1899 to a farming family in rural Queensland and by 25 she had toured across Asia, performing with a saucy vaudeville troop. After decades abroad, she returned to Australia at age 50, claiming to be an aristocratic English woman. She spent the ensuing years painting landscapes before moving on to portraits of the rich and famous. By 58 she was a darling of the social set. At 63 she declared Australia was afraid of colour and announced a new venture - a wallpaper business. Broadhurst created over 800 hugely popular designs that defined the swinging sixties. Her designs were extremely sought after throughout the world, with long waiting lists for her work. Her extraordinary life led to a tragic end. On 16 October, 1977, at the age of 78, Broadhurst was found murdered in her Paddington wallpaper showroom. Her murder remains unsolved.

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    Florence Broadhurst
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helen O'Neill
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 242 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 2,082 g
    ISBN 13: 9781742700595
    ISBN 10: 1742700594

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AMR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BISAC V2.8: ARC007000, BIO001000, BIO003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART048000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 994.00
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: NK3498.B76 O54 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGB, DNBF, AFH, AMR, AJCD, AMB, DNBB
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    South Yarra
    Author Information
    Helen O'Neill is an award-winning print and TV journalist whose works regularly appear in Australia, the US and the UK. Her first book, Life Without Limits, was published in 2003. Helen divides her time between the UK and Australia.