No Time to Die - Liz TilberisWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Slight stain to the foot of the spine on the reverse of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In 1993, Liz Tilberis seemed to have it all. She was a working mother with a family who adored her. As editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, she was at the heart of the glamorous world of international fashion, and was widely recognized as one of the most powerful people in the industry. That year she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. By the time she was nineteen she had been expelled from one art school and was involved in a passionate relationship with a teacher at another (an affair which led to marriage). At the age of twenty-one, she landed a job at British Vogue, her entree to one of the world’s most glamorous magazines. Tilberis worked at Vogue for twenty-two years, rising from unpaid intern to editor-in-chief in a period that saw dramatic changes in both fashion and society. Through the same period, Tilberis also weathered personal trials — told she was infertile, she underwent years of fertility treatments before she and her husband Andrew adopted their two sons. But Tilberis’s true career triumph came when she was hired to head Vogue’s arch-rival, Harper’s Bazaar. She and her family moved from London to New York and into the fashion ‘big time’, where Tilberis was charged with revitalizing the jewel in the crown of the Hearst publishing empire. Her revamped Bazaar electrified the fashion world and brought a new elegance to fashion publishing: designers’ visions were brought to life in photo spreads conceived as works of art. In the midst of achieving this creative coup, Tilberis underwent major surgery and her first round of chemotherapy. The therapy succeeded, but the cancer eventually recurred. This time, treatment involved an excruciating and life-threatening bone marrow transplant. Although drained physically and emotionally, Tilberis conducted editorial meetings from her hospital bed. This inspiring memoir offers a no-holds-barred look inside the world of fashion magazines, and a candid account of a battle with a debilitating illness.”