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Against the background of Laura Ashley’ s life – from her birth in South Wales in 1925 to her sudden death in 1985 – Martin Wood tells the story of the iconic brand she and her husband, Bernard, created. Beginning with the textiles they designed and printed at home in their three-room flat in the 1950s, Wood looks at how, when they began designing and selling dresses, blouses and other clothes, and launched a range of household textiles and furnishings, ‘ Laura Ashley style’ became a phenomenon.
The story is richly illustrated with more than 200 photographs and drawings, many never previously published, from the company’ s archives and the Ashley family’ s private records.
From reviews of Nancy Lancaster
'Excellent . . . the best title on taste and design published this year' Financial Times
'Of all the books on houses and gardens . . . this one takes the cake' Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, Spectator
'A rare treat, fluently written and superbly illustrated Daily Telegraph
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Against the background of Laura Ashley's life, Martin Wood tells the story of the iconic brand she and her husband, Bernard, created.Review:
The most inspirational and stylish buys for your coffee table this month. --Elle Decoration
This is a beautifully produced book, setting Laura Ashley in the fashion world of the sixties and seventies. --House and Garden
A beautifully compiled record of the life and inspirations behind the legend that is Laura Ashley. Drawn from first-hand accounts, Martin Wood skilfully documents the history of what has become a highly successful and influential brand. --Easy Living
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