True Grace

True Grace

The Life and Death of An American Princess

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A compassionate portrait of the life of the late princess of Monaco reveals the losses and painful obstacles that overshadowed her seemingly charmed life, the lesser-known affairs that took place before and after her marriage, and her premonition about her death in a car crash. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco, the legendary Hollywood screen siren, Grace Kelly is an American icon whose beauty is unrivalled, and whose oft-imitated aristocratic style and cool elegance has never been eclipsed.

Wendy Leigh- after three years' research - has gained unprecedented access to over one hundred sources who have never talked about Grace before, including nine of her until now undisclosed romances - among them an English aristocrat, an American tennis player, and a Hollywood legend - and also including her priest friend, Father Peter Jacobs, and Bernard Combemal, the former head of the S.B.M, the consortium that runs Monaco.
Wendy Leigh provides revealing new details about Grace's life, including her premarital romantic swan song which took place during her voyage to Monaco, the hitherto untold story of her troubling relationship with bridesmaid, Carolyn Reybold and the moving story of Grace's lifelong relationship with actor, David Niven.
Wendy Leigh paints a compelling portrait of Grace, the ambitious young actress, Grace, the dutiful princess who transformed the principality of Monaco into a jet-set haven, Grace, the kind-hearted philanthropist, Grace, the loving mother, and Grace, the patriotic American.
Wendy Leigh's book has not been written for those readers who wish to view Grace as a saint, but for those who - like Leigh herself - believes that she was a strong and wonderful woman.

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Grace Kelly's death, New York Times bestselling author wendy Leigh has written a haunting celebration of a life that ended far too soon, starring a heroine whose dramatic, star-crossed story is both tragic and inspiring.


Holtzbrinck
   Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco, the legendary Hollywood screen siren, Grace Kelly is an American icon whose beauty is unrivalled, and whose oft-imitated aristocratic style and cool elegance has never been eclipsed.
 
            Wendy Leigh- after three years’ research – has gained unprecedented access to over one hundred sources who have never talked about Grace before, including nine of her until now undisclosed romances - among them an English aristocrat, an American tennis player, and a Hollywood legend – and also including her priest friend, Father Peter Jacobs, and Bernard Combemal, the former head of the S.B.M, the consortium that runs Monaco.
            Wendy Leigh provides revealing new details about Grace’s life, including her premarital romantic swan song which took place during her voyage to Monaco, the hitherto untold story of her troubling relationship with bridesmaid, Carolyn Reybold and the moving story of Grace’s lifelong relationship with actor, David Niven.
            Wendy Leigh paints a compelling portrait of Grace, the ambitious young actress, Grace, the dutiful princess who transformed the principality of Monaco into a jet-set haven, Grace, the kind-hearted philanthropist, Grace, the loving mother, and Grace, the patriotic American. 
            Wendy Leigh’s book has not been written for those readers who wish to view Grace as a saint, but for those who – like Leigh herself – believes that she was a strong and wonderful woman.     

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Grace Kelly’s death, New York Times bestselling author wendy Leigh has written a haunting celebration of a life that ended far too soon, starring a heroine whose dramatic, star-crossed story is both tragic and inspiring.


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A portrait of the life of the late princess of Monaco reveals the losses and painful obstacles that overshadowed her seemingly charmed life, the lesser-known affairs that took place before and after her marriage, and her premonition about her death in a car crash.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312342364
0312342365
Branch Call Number: 944.949 GRACE LEIGH
Characteristics: xii, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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