Summary of The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin | Includes Analysis Preview: The Swans of Fifth Avenue is a novel about the experiences of American author Truman Capote and the group of wealthy women he called his swans, particularly Babe Paley. The story is set against the backdrop of New York City high society in the 1950s through the 1970s. The novel is a fictionalized account of historical people and events. In 1955, Truman was riding the fame of his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms. Truman met the stunning socialite Babe Paley and her husband Bill Paley, the chairman and founder of CBS, and he and Babe immediately struck up a friendship. Around the same time, Truman met several of Babe´s friends, all beautiful, socialite wives of wealthy men, whom he called his swans. They included Slim Hawks, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, C.Z. Guest, and.... Please note: This is summary and analysis of the book, and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Swans of Fifth Avenue: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author´s Style 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwenn Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056151/bk_acx0_056151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Derek Fowlds is known the world over for his countless appearances in many household favourite television dramas and films. From apprentice printer to armed forces disc jockey, from the West End to Broadway, from the silver screen to worldwide television fame, Derek´s career has seen him work alongside some of the greatest names in showbiz. He worked in films with Alec Guinness, Kenneth More, Dirk Bogarde and Gina Lollobrigida. He shook Sinatra´s hand. He appeared on screen or stage with Laurence Harvey, Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig and Benedict Cumberbatch. Then there´s also been a note or two with Gary Barlow and Simon le Bon. A whole generation embraced ´Mr. Derek´ when he appeared alongside the outspoken Basil Brush, and a nation laughed at the classic BBC comedy Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister, in which he starred alongside Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. He played Oscar Blaketon in 18 series of the still hugely popular Heartbeat series. With his heart resting easily on his sleeve, Derek talks candidly about his personal life, his adoring mother and sister, his two wives, his many lovers and his one true love. It is a story that swings from triumph to bitter disappointment, from glorious, unadulterated joy to appalling tragedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Fowlds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000039/bk_lbrk_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.