Author(s): Nina Cosford (Illustrator); Zena Alkayat
ALSO IN THIS SERIES: Jane Austen, Coco Chanel and Virginia Woolf.
This beautifully illustrated biography follows Frida Kahlo's exceptional life and work, and celebrates the Mexican icon's immense legacy. From a young age, Kahlo forged her own path, overcoming polio as a child, and stoically battling the after-effects of a tragic road accident that left her with lifelong injuries. This book traces her relationship with Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, her success as an artist, her many love affairs and her inspirations and influences. Frida Kahlo follows on from equally evocative illustrated biographies of twentieth-century literary giant Virginia Woolf, French fashion legend Coco Chanel, and one of literature's most loved authors, Jane Austen.
'its quirky style and vibrancy of presentation make it a book you'll love to re-visit time and again' Living Edge
ZENA ALKAYAT has previously published successful guidebooks Tea & Cake London and London Villages. She spent 10 years working as a journalist at publications including Metro newspaper and Time Out London before moving into publishing. She is currently Senior Commissioning Editor at Frances Lincoln. NINA COSFORD is a freelance illustrator based in Hastings and London. Her work takes her around the world and encompasses editorial, advertising, lettering, reportage and educational illustration. Her work has been featured by NYLON magazine, HBO, Buzzfeed and TimeOut New York.