That Last Summer

Pamela Binnings Ewen

04-15-25

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Fiction/Historical

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04-15-25

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Historical

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From Award Winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen comes That Last Summer, the captivating follow up to The Queen of Paris.

France, 1939. While storm clouds rise over Germany, the beautiful people—Coco Chanel, Emilienne, Hollywood golden girl Gloria Graham and her lover, the American Ambassador Kennedy—and even more minor stars like Wallace and Edward Simpson, artists Salvadore Dali and Pablo Picasso—are all butterflies without a care in the world, sunning themselves on the glittering sapphire coast, the French Riviera.

Coco’s old friend, Winston Churchill, is on the Riviera too, dismissed from the British Parliament which refuses to accept his warnings of a coming war. During that last summer, Churchill paints when the sun is right, writes his new book when it’s not. Sometimes he even takes a night off, gambling in Monte Carlo.

Germany is arming, Churchill warns, if anyone turns his way to listen. Forget that sham agreement signed in Munich last year. Why, the Hun have already annexed Austria, just marched right in with Herr Hitler’s troops. The war machine is moving, troops now threaten Poland. War is inevitable, Churchill claims.

Prepare.

But no one listens. The sun is brilliant, the water clear and cool. Here on the Riviera are balls, weekend parties, dinners, and dancing every night. And then there’s Monte Carlo. Churchill is old news.

In the summer of 1939, in the south of France, no one pays a lick of attention to Winston Churchill—until at last it is too late.

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Language English
Release Day Apr 14, 2025
Release Date April 15, 2025
Release Date Machine 1744675200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction
Author Bio
Pamela Binnings Ewen

Pamela Binnings Ewen is the author of one nonfiction book, Faith on Trial, and seven novels, including The Moon in the Mango Tree, awarded the 2012 Eudora Welty Memorial Award, and The Queen of Paris, which has sold over sixty-five thousand copies. After practicing law for many years, she retired to write. She is a founder of the Northshore Literary Society in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, in the greater New Orleans area. She’s also served on the boards of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and Tennessee Williams Festival. Visit Pamela at PamelaEwen.com.

Overview

From Award Winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen comes That Last Summer, the captivating follow up to The Queen of Paris.

France, 1939. While storm clouds rise over Germany, the beautiful people—Coco Chanel, Emilienne, Hollywood golden girl Gloria Graham and her lover, the American Ambassador Kennedy—and even more minor stars like Wallace and Edward Simpson, artists Salvadore Dali and Pablo Picasso—are all butterflies without a care in the world, sunning themselves on the glittering sapphire coast, the French Riviera.

Coco’s old friend, Winston Churchill, is on the Riviera too, dismissed from the British Parliament which refuses to accept his warnings of a coming war. During that last summer, Churchill paints when the sun is right, writes his new book when it’s not. Sometimes he even takes a night off, gambling in Monte Carlo.

Germany is arming, Churchill warns, if anyone turns his way to listen. Forget that sham agreement signed in Munich last year. Why, the Hun have already annexed Austria, just marched right in with Herr Hitler’s troops. The war machine is moving, troops now threaten Poland. War is inevitable, Churchill claims.

Prepare.

But no one listens. The sun is brilliant, the water clear and cool. Here on the Riviera are balls, weekend parties, dinners, and dancing every night. And then there’s Monte Carlo. Churchill is old news.

In the summer of 1939, in the south of France, no one pays a lick of attention to Winston Churchill—until at last it is too late.