Disgrace

Don’t be fooled by the cover.  It is a compelling story, with substance and depth.  It is an authentic description of life in London in the Swinging 60s, as two sisters grow up and leave home, at first setting out on dramatically different paths.  The story is set primarily near Notting Hill, Sloane Square, and King’s Road, among other iconic London locations.  Parts of the story also take place in Paris, Nice and St. Tropez.  The story spans the time frame from the 1920s to the 60s, with flashbacks to World War II.  I’m convinced that the cover was so wrong for the book that it suppressed sales.

The author is also the founder of Biba fashion boutique.  She published an autobiography in 1983, titled, “From A to Biba: The Autobiography of Barbara Hulanicki.”  I’m going to have to read that one, too.  It comes in Kindle format.

Disgrace book cover--fronta

Disgrace book cover--backa

“Disgrace,” by Barbara Hulanicki, published 1990.

I stumbled onto the book from a review at this website, http://dandyinaspic.blogspot.com/ and I’m glad I did.