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Darling mother, darling son : the letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne, 1929-1972 / edited by Edith M Ziegler ; Leslie Walford, Dora Byrne (authors of letters)
Bib ID 7247764
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing and Sydney Living Museums, 2017 
©2017 
xi, 408 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm 
ISBN 9781742235257 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9781742242712 (ebook)
9781742248196 (epdf)
Summary

For much of the twentieth century the names Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne were synonymous with style and glamour. Walford was the flamboyant, go-to interior designer for Sydney society. His mother, Dora Byrne, was a key figure in Sydney and Southern Highlands social circles. Darling Mother, Darling Son is the first major publication to be drawn from an archive of Leslie Walford's papers held by Sydney Living Museums. Revealing a tight bond between mother and son, the letters are alternately lively, opinionated, bossy and poignant as Dora and Leslie discuss their lives, travels and loves - and their fascinating insights into the design and fashion of their times.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Walford, Leslie, 1927-2012, -- Correspondence.  |  Byrne, Dora -- Correspondence.  |  Interior decorators -- New South Wales -- Correspondence.  |  Mothers and sons -- Correspondence.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Walford, Leslie, 1927-2012, author  |  Byrne, Dora, author  |  Ziegler, Edith M. editor  |  Sydney Living Museums, issuing body
Copyright information © Sydney Living Museums 2017 ; Letters © Estate of Leslie Walford ; Commentary © Edith M Ziegler 2017 

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