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  • Margaret de Flahaut (1788-1867): A Scotswoman at the French Court

    Diana Scarisbrick

    A vivid account of Margaret Keith, daughter of Scottish admiral, who became the wife of a Napoleonic general and diplomat. She socialised in many of the great houses of France, England and Scotland and  in the embassies she and her husband ran in Vienna and London. A prolific letter-writer, her portraits of people and places are witty and full of insight. She took a scunner to “that bully”, the  Duke of Wellington, and described Talleyrand’s mistress as “that horrid little serpent”.

    Hardback £30.00
  • Last Days in Old Europe: Trieste ’79, Vienna ’85, Prague ’89

    Richard Bassett

    RB embraced Trieste in our Cuckoo Press piece of 2013. Here is the fully-fledged version, with RB as hornist in the Ljubljana opera house, then as Times Foreign Correspondent in Vienna and Warsaw. A memoir of both ease and grit in the last decade of the Cold War, full of irony, subtlety and humour

    Hardback £16.99
  • Vienna 1900 Complete

    Rainer Metzger, Daniela Gregori & Christian Brandstätter

    A gorgeous, lavishly illustrated book on all aspects of Viennese decorative arts, archtecture, fashion, fine art…

    Hardback £85.00
  • Klimt and Schiele: Drawings

    Katie Hanson

    Accompanies the touring exhibition comparing 60 drawings from the Albertina in Vienna.

    Hardback £40.00
  • Art For All: the Colour Woodcut in Vienna Around 1900

    Edited by Max Hollein, Klaus Albrecht Schroder & Tobias G Natter

    Generously laid out, with hundreds of good reproductions, this large book about the Secessionist revival of the woodblock celebrates the work of about 50 Viennese artists and typographers. It is splendid!

    Hardback £44.99
  • The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During The Third Reich

    Fritz Trumpi

    A fascinating and nuanced study of the politicisation of these two orchestras in the decades before National Socialism as well as during; the old Berlin-Vienna rivalry played out on a musical stage. It’s good too on the creation of an ideological repertory and other propaganda tools.

    Hardback £35.00