True Grace: The Life and Times of an American Princess

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Macmillan, 10 juin 2008 - 305 pages

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.

Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco, the legendary Hollywood screen siren Grace Kelly, is an American icon whose beauty is unrivaled, and whose oft-imitated aristocratic style and cool elegance have never been eclipsed.
Over the course of three years’ research, Wendy Leigh gained unprecedented access to more than one hundred sources who had 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), her priest friend, Father Peter Jacobs, and Bernard Combemal, the former head of the S.B.M., the consortium that dominates Monaco.
Providing new details about Grace’s life, including her premarital romantic swan song that took place during her voyage to Monaco, Leigh also reveals the hitherto untold story of her troubled relationship with bridesmaid Carolyn Reybold, and the moving story of her lifelong relationship with actor David Niven.
True Grace paints a compelling portrait of the ambitious young actress, the dutiful princess who transformed the principality of Monaco into a jet-set haven, the kind-hearted philanthropist, the loving mother, and Grace, the patriotic American. Wendy Leigh has written True Grace not for readers who wish to view Grace Kelly as a saint but for those who, like Leigh herself, believe she was a strong and beautiful woman.

 

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TRUE GRACE: The Life and Death of an American Princess

Avis d'utilisateur  - Kirkus

Gossipy biography of Her Serene Highness.Setting to work on a biography of Grace Kelly, Leigh (The Secret Letters of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy, 2003, etc.) was advised by her editor, "I ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - LoriHedgpeth - LibraryThing

I picked up this book with very high hopes, but Ms. Leigh left me utterly disappointed. No new facts were revealed and the book seemed to focus mainly on Grace's romantic relationships, with the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Prologue
1
The Kellys
5
Grace
17
Dynasties
28
Actress
37
High Noon
51
Mogambo
60
Scarlet Lady
70
Grace of Monaco
183
True Love
194
Hollywood Comeback
200
The Englishman
207
Paris
216
Children of Theatre Street
225
Full Circle
234
Appendix I
247

The Country Girl
82
Monaco
97
Prince Charming
111
Swan Song
124
The Wedding of the Century
139
An Enclosed Basin
160
Broken Vows
170
Appendix II
249
About the Book
251
Notes
259
Selected Bibliography
281
Index
295
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Wendy Leigh is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy, Jr., Story and The Secret Letters of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy. She lives in London.

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