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Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas 24th November 2009
Alice Toklas and Gertrude Stein - photographed by Man Ray image courtesy of Diana Souhami/I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
The remarkable story of the eccentric couple’s life together

From the day they met in Paris in 1907 until Gertrude’s death in 1946, Alice Babette Toklas and Gertrude Stein were always together - and they made an eccentric and indomitable couple. They were photographed by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton, painted by Picasso and written about by Hemmingway and Sylvia Beach, among others. Their biographer Diana Souhami talks to Jane about the lives of these charismatic Jewish-American women, who lived in France during two world wars and drove around in an unreliable Ford called ‘Auntie’ along with a poodle called Basket.

'Gertrude and Alice' by Diana Souhami is published by I. B. Taurus, ISBN: 978-1-84885-148-1



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