Reader offer: French fancy


The story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel begins with an abandoned child, a lost girl in a dark, Parisian fairytale.

Uncovering remarkable new details about Chanel’s early years in a convent orphanage, Justine Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of Chanel’s iconic fashion myth. Thirty lucky Irish Timesreaders will have the opportunity to meet with Picardie and Irish Timesfashion editor Deirdre McQuillan over afternoon tea in Dublin’s Westbury hotel on Wednesday, October 20th including a brief Q&A session with Picardie. To be in with a chance to attend, simply register your details at The 30 lucky winners will be notified on Monday, October 18th.