By Lynne Franks

Lynne Franks is a mythical determine in foreign model and public family and the muse for the outrageous and pushed personality of Edina at the cult tv sequence, 'Absolutely Fabulous.' but on the top of her luck, after development an international type public family members enterprise through operating 20-hour days, spinning off new rules and monitoring developments for her consumers on the cost of her own existence, she without notice offered her corporation and reclaimed her lifestyles, embarking on a quest for which means that took her round the globe.

Lynne Franks' trip took her to the United countries Women's convention in Beijing; a holy mountain in India; the sacred Celtic websites of eire, Scotland, and Wales; the Californian Redwoods; and trance dancing to African drums. She addressed meetings on moral company and frolicked with some of the world's non secular leaders, best environmentalists and visionaries. This booklet recounts that trip. For marketers; for girls and males doing far...

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We had to shoot then because of the magazine’s long lead time. I stayed at the PR company for a year or so but eventually plucked up the courage to telephone the prestigious Petticoat magazine, the UK’s first teenage girls’ weekly. I was interviewed by their glamorous and rather intimidating beauty editor, Eve Pollard, who was looking for a secretary. Eve, later to become one of UK’s first woman newspaper editors, took me on and very soon was encouraging me to start writing little pieces of my own, as well as helping her out on photo shoots, like one showing readers how to paint hippie flowers all over their body.

Who was Lynne Franks and who was Lynne Franks PR? I was experiencing an identity crisis as well as bereavement from my creation – the business. After several months of negotiation Paul brilliantly concluded an advantageous deal with the British corporate PR group, Broadstreet, who bought us before getting in trouble for overspending and being taken over in turn by French advertising agency BDDP. Paul was happy but I grieved and went to bed with sedatives. Three days later, realising this wasn’t my way, I dragged myself up and got some acupuncture.

She asked in her plummy, Cheltenham Ladies College accent. I was fascinated. I’d certainly never met anybody who looked and spoke quite like her before. ‘Yes, Vogue and Harpers & Queen,’ I told her. I guided the journalists over to the beautiful embroidered suede and leather outfits designed by Katharine and her partner. They made an extraordinary pair – Katharine with her tailored, sophisticated jacket and trousers draped perfectly on her six foot rangy body and tiny, feminine Ann Buck with her scalloped-shell pink waistcoats and tiered skirts adorned with pastel ribbons and bows.

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