Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon
by Damian Collins
The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence.
A famed aesthete and patron, Philip Sassoon’s world was one of luxury and classic English elegance with oriental flair. He gathered a social set that would provide inspiration for Brideshead. There you might find Winston Churchill arguing over the tea cups with George Bernard Shaw, the Prince of Wales playing tennis with Charlie Chaplin, Noël Coward mingling with flamingos and Lawrence of Arabia and Rex Whistler painting murals as the party carried on around him.