21 Jul 2015

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

From Nine To Noon, 11:23 am on 21 July 2015

Meryl Gordon is the author of The Phantom of Fifth Avenue. Her novel is is about American heiress Huguette Clark who died in 2011. The 104-year-old left behind a 45-room apartment on New York's Fifth Avenue, a 23-acre estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara - a fortune estimated at $300 million. Upon her death there were also some unanswered questions, including why she spent the last 20 years of her life hiding out in hospitals with only her antique French porcelain dolls for company. Meryl Gordon is an author, an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. She is also the author of Mrs Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Approach.