Anne de Courcy

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Anne de Courcy has written a series of critically acclaimed biographies and social histories including The Viceroy’s Daughters, Debs at War and The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York. In this issue of Beyond, she looks back at Manhattan’s Gilded Age, and the legendary soirees given by Caroline Astor, mother of St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV. “This summer I shall be visiting the beautiful Côte d’Azur,” she tells us, “where I’ll be researching the book I’m currently working on, Chanel’s Riviera.”