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A beautiful book of jewels, a juicy tell-all from a Hollywood legend and the fascinating story of one of history's most secretly powerful women

Boy, oh, boy, Floral Jewels: From the World’s Leading Designers (Prestel, $60) is prettier than a  field of wildflowers! Split up into four seasons’ worth of bedazzled blooms and scattered with snatches of petal-related poetry, this gorgeous tome contains exquisite pieces both vintage and modern-day from legends like Lalique, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier. —Briony Smith

 

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Anjelica Huston’s frank, fabulous 2013 memoir, A Story Lately Told, was a delicious tease, leaving off just as the future Oscar winner arrived in Los Angeles to start her acting career. Watch Me (Scribner, $34) has allll the juicy bits, including spats with her beau of 17 years, Jack Nicholson, famous friendships (Mick Jagger!), and anecdotes about Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Grifters and The Royal Tenenbaums. —Briony Smith

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Who run the world? Circa 1804 to 1810 , Napoleon’s wife, Josephine, was the secret weapon behind her husband’s epic European reign. Kate Williams’ Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte (McClelland & Stewart, $37 ) gives us an evocative look at a proto-feminist life that included major coups like guiding Napoleon’s war strategy and schooling him in the arts of the bedchamber. —Kaitlyn McInnis

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