Married four times, Susannah Forbes had a starry career as a top model.
Now, with an instinctive eye for colour and design, she finds herself in constant demand as an interior designer.
Offered a commission by a recently divorced American to make over his lavish Long Island home, Susannah accepts, bringing as her assistant young divorcee Daisy Mitchell.
Taking off from Heathrow, Susannah is transported back to a time when, at the height of her modelling career, she lived in New York.
She is walking down Madison Avenue, calling in on ad offices, being hired for exotic, back-breaking shoots.
She is posing in Vogue's studios, being photographed by America's big names: Penn, Avedon, Stern.
She is in California, with Sinatra and friends, mixing with Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald.
She relives her Washington weekends, spending time with JFK and Jackie.
Weaving together a fascinating past and a present full of emotional turmoil, Sandra Howard draws us into a world she knew so well, of glamour, style and high society, but where, below the surface, extravagence, insecurity and infidelity run rife.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/07/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781471111358