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作       者:Miranda Seymour

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster UK

出版时间:2015-04-09

字       数:41.5万

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Born in 1900 to a soon-to-be-widowed postmaster's wife in a small French village, Hélène Delangle's background offered no suggestion of the extraordinary life she was to lead. The first step was to leave the country behind and head to the city -- in this case, a Paris in the grip of an intoxicating 1920s blend of creativity and debauchery. She became a dancer, and then a stripper. But the demi-monde of gauze veils and admirers was not enough. A visit to the Actors' Championships, a uniquely French meeting of the theatrical world with the race-track, opened her eyes to the glamorous combination of machines and speed. Quickly establishing herself as a racer of uncommon talent and audacity, the beautiful woman now known as Hellé Nice -- Hellish Nice to her British fans -- then caught the attention of none other than Ettore Bugatti, founder of the marque with which her name will always be associated. And yet, despite the fame and the fortune she amassed in an unprecedented career, she died penniless and alone, an old woman in a crumbling Nice flat surrounded only by memories. THE BUGATTI QUEEN is the story of a great pioneer of motor racing who happened to be a woman. Re-creating her rollercoaster career with great verve and panache, Miranda Seymour brilliantly shows us a life now forgotten -- and makes it unforgettable.
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Cover

Praise

Title page

Copyright page

Dedication page

Epigraph page

Contents

Introduction

Author’s Note

THE POSTMASTER’S DAUGHTER

1 Beginnings

2 1903: The Race to Death

3 Loss and Learning

THE DANCER

4 Paris

5 The Dancer

THE RACER

6 ‘La Princesse des altitudes, reine de vitesse’

7 Interlude at Molsheim

8 Lapping the Goldfish Bowl

FLYING HIGH

9 Ralph’s Honey

10 Sex and Cars

FALLING

11 1936: L’Année malheureuse’

12 The Road Back

13 And what did you do during the war, Mademoiselle?

DISGRACE

14 The Accusation

15 Sans Everything

Afterword

Acknowledgements

Appendices

Notes

Picture Credits

Index

List of Illustrations

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