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Furse, Elisabeth, 1910-

Dream weaver / Elisabeth Furse and Ann Barr - London : Chapmans, 1993 - 305 p ; 24 cm

Includes index.

1. A Baltic childhood, 1910-20 -- 2. Berlin and Bergner, 1920-26 -- 3. Further education in Switzerland, London, Paris, 1926-28 -- 4. Under communism's spell in Berlin, 1928-32 -- 5. Underground in Paris, 1933-34 -- 7. Working on films in London, 1935-36 -- 8. Mother and son, Paris, 1933-34 -- 9. Among the painters, Paris, 1938-39 -- 10. The last summer and the phony war, Sweden, Ile de Ré, Paris, 1939-40 -- 11. Occupied Brittany, 1940 -- 12. The camps, 1940-1 -- 13. Marseille and M19, 1941 -- 14. Women's prison, Marseille, 1941 -- 15. Mixed welcome in London, 1942-44 -- 16. Marrying into the Furses, Devon, 1944-5 -- 17. Fates of my family and the escape route after 1941 -- 18. Pat and I in London, 1946-52 -- 19. In the studios and on location, 1946-53 -- 20. Early days of the bistro, 1953-63 -- 21. Bring up children on top of the bistro -- 22. Cold War travels, Berlin, USA, Canada, 1962-63 -- 23. From bistro boys to lodgers, 1963-70 -- 24. A convicted witch, Switzerland, Finland, Israel, 1971-76 -- 25. Grim and carefree carnivals, Rotttweil, Basel, Venice, 1977-81 -- 26. New starts, including the social democratic party -- 27. Among the writers, London, 1982-3 -- 28. My family and other maladies -- 29. Moscow and a benediction from Lance, 1984-93 -- People Elisabeth Furse fed at the bistro

"A club, a hideaway, a debating society, an intellectuals' employment exchange, a womb to climb back into...', wrote the distinguished political journalist Peter Jenkins of Elisabeth Furse's famed Belgravia bistro of the fifties and sixties. This aptly describes Elisabeth's role in the London of today as a provider of pungent food and even more pungent advice - wisdowm culled from a life lived at the centre of European history since her Baltic birth in 1910. (...)

Einstein, Dietrich, Chaplin, Picasso, David Owen, Lord Snowdon, Christopher Lee, Eartha Kitt, Nigel Short and innumerable prominent figures in Britain's cultural life are part of the gallery of well-known people in many of whose lives she has played an unforgettable part.

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Furse, Elisabeth, 1910-


Political activists--Great Britain--Biography.
Cold War


England--Biography--Biography.
Belgravia (London, England)--Social life and customs--20th century--Fiction.

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