, renowned under her photographic pseudonym Alice Springs
, takes the reader on an extraordinary journey from her childhood in Australia, via work and travels with her husband, Helmut Newton, to life today in LA and Monaco.
The photographs by and of Springs featured throughout the book—a wonderful contemporary mix of personal snapshots and professional portraits of creative figures including Yves Saint Laurent, Gore Vidal, Balthus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Brassai, Nicole Kidman, and Angelica Houston—illustrate the story of her life, in which the houses and apartments where she has lived stand as milestones. Her previously unpublished diary
extracts and her new writing are lit up by gentle irony, disarming honesty, and a photographer’s eye for telling detail.Intensely personal and engaging, this book charts the journey through life of a remarkable 20th century woman.