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  • Patricia Volk’s memoir has a tenderness and charm that make it truly absorbing; mixing two women’s very different viewpoints into a delicious cocktail of wisdom and nostalgia that really hits the spot.

  • It is hard to image that any reader, especially a female reader, will be able to finish The Art of Being a Woman without a match being struck to the dry tinder of their own memories of childhood, setting things ablaze. This is a brilliant thing, well considered, well wrought, and wonderfully well written.

    New York Journal of Books
  • Exquisitely written… A compelling snapshot of the groundbreaking designer – and an even more fascinating insight into Audrey, a paragon of mid-20th-century New York style.

  • Ignoring Schiaparelli is to ignore fashion and art. Soon everyone will be reminded who Schiap is.

    Ines de la Fressange, author of Parisian Chic
  • Nothing short of delicious... Sharp-eyed as it is wickedly funny... Witty, tender and vividly nostalgic.


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