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End of an Epoch is an autobiographical work that offers the reader the opportunity to know a bit more about the life of the Countess of Romanones and the period of time, from when she arrived to Spain until the death of her husband in 1987. We see how important political figures lived during this era (from Franco to Nixon, Reagan, the Dukes of Windsor or Kissinger), movieEnd of an Epoch is an autobiographical work that offers the reader the opportunity to know a bit more about the life of the Countess of Romanones and the period of time, from when she arrived to Spain until the death of her husband in 1987. We see how important political figures lived during this era (from Franco to Nixon, Reagan, the Dukes of Windsor or Kissinger), movie stars (Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall...), bullfighters (Luis Miguel Dominguín, Antonio Ordoñez...), flamenco (Lola Flores), and what the social and cultural life was like in general....

Title : The End of an Epoch
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ISBN : 30060604
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 538 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The End of an Epoch Reviews

  • Bu
    2019-04-04 09:59

    Massive volume depicting the adventures and whatnot.. of an american undercover spy in Franco's Spain who, surprise!, ends up married into the spanish aristocracy, mixing with the "grandes" de España and all of Europe's big names (the Windsors, the Rothchilds, etc etc), amazingly managing to retain "ahem" her position as.. er.. a... "spy" (har har! not even she could quite believe her own stories, I bet!) and in the meantime giving us a spicy, juicy bit of backstage gossip from the 20th-century centres of power which, who cares if half of what is told is made up or not, turns out to be quite entertaining.

  • Michele
    2019-04-18 17:17

    I loved Aline's books on her spy adventures during and after WWII and I was really looking forward to reading this memoir of what occurred in the years between. While the history and charm of Spain was very evident in the book, it was so poorly edited (and possibly translated) with strange sentence structure and abrupt shifts of subject matter that it was a difficult read. This is a shame. If a proper editor took a look at the book and made some adjustments and corrected spelling/punctuation/structure, this would be an excellent read of a time past.