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Beau Brummell  free pdf In this fascinating new biography Ian Kelly reveals the man who changed the way we dress forever - and how his life reflects upon and has influenced our own 21st century culture. Beau Brummell's life is a riveting story of unparalleled fame, fashion and admiration followed by a descent into poverty and madness. The man who put Saville Row on the map, who could win friends, political arguments or the favours of women with apparent effortlessness, and who was responsible for some of the wittiest put-downs in history, Brummell created the myth of the British gent typified by wit, style, sex, and the finest tailoring in the world. BEAU BRUMMELL also introduces us to the age of the newly fashionable West End and the novel concept of 'shopping'. Beau is for the West End what Pepys was for The City: the man who gave it character. In this biography Ian Kelly brings the clothes, fashions and people of Regency England vividly to life. Brummell's life is a mirror to his own age and also to our own. Part Andy Warhol, part David Beckham, part Oscar Wilde - Brummell became famous by virtue of his image at a time when the modern concept of 'celebrity' was first termed. This is the man with cause to be considered the father of the cult of personality - to be considered, indeed, as the first true 'celebrity'.

About Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly specialised in 17th and 18th century British and European history at Cambridge and won a scholarship to UCLA to do an MA at their film school. He has since worked as an actor, screenwriter and journalist, writing for The Times, Telegraph, Observer and Times Literary Supplement amongst others. His film credits include Howard's End, Attenborough's In Love and War and Dennis Potter's Cold Lazarus. His adaptation of Justin Cartwright's novel IN EVERY FACE I MEET (Hodder

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Author : Ian Kelly
Publisher : Hodder
Data Published : 10 October 2005
ISBN : 1840329440
EAN : 9781840329445
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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