I bought this biography of Coco Chanel by Axel Madsen from an Oxfam in Angel. The book was originally published on September 15th, 1991 by Bloomsbury, and although there have been many re-released copies since then, this one seems to be part of the original batch – and only cost me £3.50! I love finding little treasures like this from second hand stores.

I love thinking about who’s been the owner of the book before me… I can’t wait to start reading it! Although I know very much about the Chanel brand and products, I know very little about Coco herself.

Get it from Amazon, reduced to £6.89