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Sebba, Anne

Overview
Works: 61 works in 307 publications in 5 languages and 9,152 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Literature  Christian films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BX4406.5.Z8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anne Sebba
That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba( Book )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified women of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography by a woman of Wallis Simpson, Duches of Windsor, which sheds light on the fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England."--Provided by publisher
Mother Teresa : beyond the image by Anne Sebba( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting book, Anne Sebba gives us the first unbiased and balanced account of Mother Teresa's life and work. It is the first to put her in a social, historical, and geographic context, and the first to assess the future for the four thousand nuns in her worldwide Order
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation by Anne Sebba( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress Béatrice de Camondo or novelist Irène Némirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--Publisher's website
American Jennie : the remarkable life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Anne Sebba( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy in 1874, after a three-day romance. She became Lady Randolph Churchill, wife of a maverick politician and mother of the most famous British statesman of the century"--Amazon
Ethel Rosenberg : an American tragedy by Anne Sebba( Book )

5 editions published between 2021 and 2022 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba's moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world. In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with two young sons, were led separately from their prison cells on Death Row and electrocuted moments apart. Both had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the US government was aware that the evidence against Ethel was shaky at best and based on the perjury of her own brother. This book is the first to focus on one half of that couple for more than thirty years, and much new evidence has surfaced since then. Ethel was a bright girl who might have fulfilled her personal dream of becoming an opera singer, but instead found herself struggling with the social mores of the 1950's. She longed to be a good wife and perfect mother to her two small boys, while battling the political paranoia of the McCarthy era, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and a mother who never valued her. Because of her profound love for and loyalty to her husband, she refused to incriminate him, despite government pressure on her to do so. Instead, she courageously faced the death penalty for a crime she hadn't committed, orphaning her two young sons. Seventy years after her trial, this is the first time Ethel's story has been told with the full use of the dramatic and tragic prison letters she exchanged with her husband, her lawyer and her psychotherapist over a three-year period, two of them in solitary confinement. Hers is the resonant story of what happens when a government motivated by fear tramples on the rights of its citizens"--
Jennie Churchill : Winston's American mother by Anne Sebba( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebba reveals it took an American beauty just three days to land Lord Randolph Churchill. Eight months after the marriage, Lady Jennie bore their son Winston. Using her charms to advance her husband and son, Jennie discreetly seduces 200 or more paramours--including the Prince of Wales
Enid Bagnold : the authorized biography by Anne Sebba( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse kunstenares, schrijfster en societyfiguur Enid Algerine Bagnold (1889-1981)
Samplers : five centuries of a gentle craft by Anne Sebba( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of sampler-maki9ng is as colorful and varied as the craft itself. In this lavishly illustrated book, Anne Sebba charts the rise of the sampler in Great Britain and America from its sixteenth-century origins to its present day popularity among collectors of antiques
Laura Ashley : a life by design by Anne Sebba( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Laura Ashley who became one of the leading influences on British design and marketing this century
Spying on the royals( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declassified documents bring to light the secret story of the stunning events of 1936, detailing the most controversial espionage operation in British history, targeting King Edward VIII and his feisty American lover Wallis Simpson, both considered major security threats. Edward and Wallis were bugged, wire-tapped, and followed, on the orders of both the British king and the American president
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died in the 1940s by Anne Sebba( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until--finally--renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis--perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive. Her fascinating cast of characters includes both native Parisian women and those living in Paris temporarily--American women and Nazi wives, spies, mothers, mistresses, and fashion and jewellery designers. Some women, like the heiress Béatrice de Camondo or novelist Irène Némirovsky, converted to Catholicism; others like lesbian racing driver Violette Morris embraced the Nazi philosophy; only a handful, like Coco Chanel, retreated to the Ritz with a German lover. A young medical student, Anne Spoerry, gave lethal injections to camp inmates one minute but was also known to have saved the lives of Jews. But this is not just a book about wartime. In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is a fascinating account of the lives of people of the city and, specifically, in this most feminine of cities, its women and young girls"--Publisher's website
Battling for news : the rise of the woman reporter by Anne Sebba( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennie Churchill : Winston's American mother by Anne Sebba( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a three day romance, in 1874 Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women were afforded few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and a behind-the-scenes political dynamo." "However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal in its day and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'. She was sexually fearless at a time when women were supposed to be sexually vapid. Yet, in other ways, Jennie was deeply loyal to her husband. When he was dying of syphilIs she took him on a round-the-world trip to conceal his violence and mania. He returned in a straitjacket with only weeks to live." "After Randolph's death her great project become her son, Winston, with whom she was entwined in intense mutual dependency. Jennie died suddenly in 1921 after a dramatic fall downstairs, having tripped over her high heels. Although Winston was not to become the nation's leader for another two decades, he had already acquired from his mother an unshakeable faith in his destiny." "With unprecedented access to private family correspondence, newly discovered archival material and interviews with Jennie's two surviving granddaughters, Anne Sebba draws a vivid and frank portrait of her subject. She repositions Jennie as woman who refused to be cowed by her era's customary repression of women. Neither a bad mother nor a sexually predatory wife, Jennie Churchill was creative and passionate, determined to live life to the full."--Jacket
Mother Teresa : a life of devotion by Ann Petrie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her childhood in Yugoslavia to the Nobel Peace Prize, when called to serve by God, she responded like no other in modern times. Mother Teresa's phenomenal labors on behalf of the poor, unwanted and needy earned her the name the Saint of the Gutters. For over 50 years, Mother Teresa dedicated herself to the poorest of the poor. The order she founded the Missionaries of Charity grew to encompass over 3,000 members working in 25 countries. She earned countless accolades and awards, yet as her fame and influence grew, she remained unchanged, giving all she had to help the least fortunate
That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The King's Speech. This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. "That woman," so called by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she endured an impoverished childhood, which fostered in her a burning desire to rise above her circumstances. Acclaimed biographer Anne Sebba offers an eye-opening account of one of the most talked about women of her generation. It explores the obsessive nature of Simpson's relationship with Prince Edward, the suggestion that she may have had a Disorder of Sexual Development, and new evidence showing she may never have wanted to marry Edward at all. Since her death, Simpson has become a symbol of female empowerment as well as a style icon. But her psychology remains an enigma. Drawing from interviews and newly discovered letters, That Woman shines a light on this captivating and complex woman, an object of fascination that has only grown with the years
Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation by Anne Sebba( Recording )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times best selling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in Paris' history and tells the stories of how women survived, or didn't, during the Nazi occupation
The exiled collector : William Bankes and the making of an English country house by Anne Sebba( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 30th 1841 William John Bankes, former Tory MP, pioneer Egyptologist and renowned traveller, was caught in compromising circumstances with a guardsman in London's Green Park. Bankes paid a heavy price for his 'moment of madness': less than two weeks later, well aware that sodomy carried the death penalty, he had fled into exile, eventually settling in Venice. The government declared Bankes an outlaw, a vindictive and archaic procedure that entitled them to seize his house, Kingston Lacy in Dorset." "The Exiled Collector is the story of how Bankes, friend of Byron and the Duke of Wellington, eventually turned his personal tragedy to posterity's benefit. Based in Venice, he continued to collect obsessively for a house he no longer owned. He found fulfillment through designing, commissioning and creating as well as collecting for the house he loved, but was able to visit only in secret at the end of his life." "Based on extensive research from previously undiscovered archives, this is the first biography of William Bankes. It recounts his dramatic life story, examines the psychology of collecting, the pain and creativity of exile, and affords insight into the minds of a ruling elite in early Victorian Britain."--BOOK JACKET
Jennie Churchill : Winston Churchill's mother by Anne Sebba( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebba reveals it took an American beauty just three days to land Lord Randolph Churchill. Eight months after the marriage, Lady Jennie bore their son Winston. Using her charms to advance her husband and son, Jennie discreetly seduces 200 or more paramours--including the Prince of Wales
Margot Fonteyn by Anne Sebba( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the renowned prima ballerina whose career spanned more than forty years
Madre Teresa de Calcuta : más allá de la imagen by Anne Sebba( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Teresa of Calcutta - few figures in the twentieth century have received such adulation. This diminutive nun of Albanian descent was frequently cited as the living embodiment of Christian kindness. Recipient of numerous humanitarian awards, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, she was hailed as a living saint and commanded unrivaled international attention. Yet the respect she received was not unanimous, and since 1990, serious, measured criticisms have been directed at this modern icon, who seemed beyond reproach
 
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That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
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Mother Teresa : beyond the imageLes Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupationAmerican Jennie : the remarkable life of Lady Randolph ChurchillEthel Rosenberg : an American tragedyLaura Ashley : a life by designLes Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died in the 1940sJennie Churchill : Winston's American motherThat woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Alternative Names
Anne Sebba British writer

Anne Sebba brytyjska pisarka

Anne Sebba escriptora britànica

Anne Sebba escritora británica

Anne Sebba schrijfster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk (1951-)

Anne Sebba shkrimtare britanike

Rubinstein Anne

Rubinstein, Anne, 1951-

Rubinstein, Anne Marietta, 1951-

Sebba, Anne, 1951-

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