The Queen of Paris: A Novel of Coco Chanel

The Queen of Paris: A Novel of Coco Chanel

Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style--the iconic little black dress--and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris, the new novel from award-winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen, vividly imagines the hidden life ...

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  • Annette
    Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel (1883-1972) remains to be an icon of couture and perfume Chanel No. 5. But what probably most of us don’t know, she was also a Nazi spy. By playing with fire, she put herself into fire. To save something or someone she dearly loved, she had collaborated...
  • Christina Boodhan Juras
    The Queen of Paris was another interesting look at the life of Coco Chanel, particularly her battle to regain control of Chanel No. 5 and her involvement with the German Reich during WWII. This book depicted Chanel's struggle to keep/regain her power and influence. Given her life in her early years,...
  • Rose
    I have just read “The Queen of Paris” A Novel of Coco Chanel by Pamela Binnings EwenWhat an intriguing book. Pamela Binnings Ewen writes eloquently. The author has done a great deal of research, and the book was very engaging and very interesting. Her description of Coco Chanel and the era...
  • Amy Robertson
    Thank you to Netgalley and Blackstone Publishing for the opportunity to read the Advanced Readers Copy of The Queen of Paris, by Pamela Binnings Ewan., in exchange for my honest opinion and review.The subject of the Queen of Paris, Coco Chanel, is not new to me. The character in which she was portra...
  • Joan Happel
    This is a fascinating look at the iconic Coco Chanel during the time of the Nazi occupation of France. It is 1940 and Chanel has built up a company and a legacy with her couture and her signature perfume, Chanel no. 5. Using flashbacks, Ewen paints a picture of a poverty stricken and abandoned Coco,...
  • Brittany
    I’d like to start by thanking Blackstone Publishing and Netgalley for this ARC. Prior to reading this book, I did not know much about the story of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel. I have read a lot of WWII historical fiction, so I was very excited to read this. I've seen some claims that she was anti-S...
  • Erin
    The three stars are for the incredible writing talent of the author because it takes a masterful effort to have me read an entire story and hate the title character. The Queen of Paris is none other than Coco Chanel and this volume focuses on her collaboration with the Nazi regime that occupied Pa...
  • Cassidee Lanstra
    Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy and to Blackstone for approving my request to read.Well, The Queen of Paris gets two stars from me. First, the good. Pamela Bunnings Ewen writes beautifully. She uses lush prose and brings the beautiful scenery and luxury of Coco Chanel’s lifestyle to the ...

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