La Grande Therese : The Greatest Swindle of the Century
Therese Humbert's salon captivated fin-de-siecle Paris. Her dazzling wealth, as the illegitimate daughter of an American billionaire, was fabled. But it was all a hoax. La Grande Therese looks at her life and times.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 111 x 181 x 12mm | 125g
- 02 Oct 2000
- Profile Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Hilary Spurling
Hilary Spurling won the Whitbread Biography and Book of the Year 2005 for her biography of Henri Matisse, the product of 15 years' work. Her biography of Ivy Compton-Burnett won the Heinemann and Duff Cooper prizes. She has been a theatre and book critic for the Spectator, Observer and Telegraph, and lives in London.