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Old 08-09-2010, 08:21 AM
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A photographic portrait of Albert to celebrate his 5 years as monarch has been published
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Its captions shouldn't stop you purchasing if you are unable to speak French as its full of photos documenting Albert's appearances at various functions and meeting other royals and famous folk. Charlene also appears in several photos from recent months. It's right up to date with the last photo being the official engagement to Charlene
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:00 PM
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The Fan Club book is on Ebook now. It's not fictional or biographical on Charlotte. It's about talking about Charlotte, more like this than about Charlotte herself. It's a collection of interviews and essay.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:13 PM
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Does anyone have Dans les jardins des Grimaldi?
Livre : Dans les jardins des Grimaldi. Jean-Baptiste Leroux - 9782842779900
A book about the gardens of the Grimaldi residences.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:54 PM
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I don't own a copy but I have looked at it is a bookshop. From what I recall it is more of a coffee table book with some very nice photos & some text.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:44 PM
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Book about Charlene and the other princesses of Monaco:
CotePerso - CharlÈne et ces drÔles de dames de monaco
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Book about Charlene and the other princesses of Monaco:
CotePerso - CharlÈne et ces drÔles de dames de monaco
Thank you for posting - Does anyone know if this is largely text or picture based? I can't find any further details & I'm also assuming it isnt a bilingual publication
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:00 PM
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"My Book of Flowers" by Princess Grace of Monaco with Gwen Robyns

Does anybody else own this? I'm so glad Princess Grace wrote this. Even though it is not an autobiography, it does give a lot of insight into her love of flowers, art, folklore and culture.

Plus, the flower arrangements she included in it are so beautiful! I'm constantly getting it off the shelf for that reason alone.
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Yes I do I bought it when it first was publish and strange that you should be asking about it as I just put it out on the coffee table after a very lond time of sittting on the book shelf. Is there something you want to know am happy to help if I can.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:35 PM
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Yes I do I bought it when it first was publish and strange that you should be asking about it as I just put it out on the coffee table after a very lond time of sittting on the book shelf. Is there something you want to know am happy to help if I can.
I already own a copy of the book. I just wanted to be able to discuss it with other Princess Grace fans!
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Oh well talk away ........ it is one of my all time favourites purchased it when it first came out and still press flowers in the manner she suggested though am not manic about it as I was when I first bought it. I always loved everything she did, wore and so this was just amazing to me.
Love the book and am pleased it has been ressurected from the back of the boook shelf and it is so weird you should bring it up after all this time.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:42 PM
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“La beauté comme une arme”

Author: Tasha de Vasconcelos

Editeur : MICHEL LAFON
13 janvier 2011
Langue : Français

http://www.amazon.fr/beaut%C3%A9-comme-une-arme/dp/2749913489/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294857463&sr=8-1
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The upbringing of Prince Rainier III and Princess Antoinette

When I went to write this blog for Princess Antoinette's nonagenarian birthday last December, I realized how little I know about her. Very little is known even from books. We know about her brother's education, but not about hers. What was her childhood like? Where did she go to school? Did she go to school or was she home-schooled with tutors or a governess?
In one book, which I quoted in the blog, there is a suggestion that Charlotte of Monaco was not nice to her daughter, that Antoinette was made to suffer a lot of insecurities from her mother's treatment.
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The book Palace written by Christian de Massy provides some information about Antoinette's early years. Apparently she was raised by an English Nanny who was a cousin of Winston Churchill. Massy records that his mother didn't have a good relationship with either her father or her mother (Charlotte) who in turn had little time for her daughter. He further states that whenever tutors or governesses were appointed she found fault with them. She took up ballet, piano & tennis (under the world champion Martin Plas) but behaved in a temperamental fashion with her teachers pronouncing them as incompetent. More revealing is Massy's comments that she would eat enormous amounts of food for "psychological reasons", bloat up & then diet down to nothing with equal fanaticism. "she could never do anything by halves.."
If Massy's account is true, Antoinette appears to have had a very troubled childhood,
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When I went to write this blog for Princess Antoinette's nonagenarian birthday last December, I realized how little I know about her. Very little is known even from books. We know about her brother's education, but not about hers. What was her childhood like? Where did she go to school? Did she go to school or was she home-schooled with tutors or a governess?
In one book, which I quoted in the blog, there is a suggestion that Charlotte of Monaco was not nice to her daughter, that Antoinette was made to suffer a lot of insecurities from her mother's treatment.
Yes, I would like to know more about her too, Thanks Elly C for the information. I don't see that many photos of her either?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:26 AM
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The book Palace written by Christian de Massy provides some information about Antoinette's early years. Apparently she was raised by an English Nanny who was a cousin of Winston Churchill. Massy records that his mother didn't have a good relationship with either her father or her mother (Charlotte) who in turn had little time for her daughter. He further states that whenever tutors or governesses were appointed she found fault with them. She took up ballet, piano & tennis (under the world champion Martin Plas) but behaved in a temperamental fashion with her teachers pronouncing them as incompetent. More revealing is Massy's comments that she would eat enormous amounts of food for "psychological reasons", bloat up & then diet down to nothing with equal fanaticism. "she could never do anything by halves.."
If Massy's account is true, Antoinette appears to have had a very troubled childhood,
Thank you so much. That was very helpful. I'm now writing an obituary for her. I'm having so much fun doing it. She was a fascinating woman.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:41 PM
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I really wish someone would scan Princess Grace's flower collages in this book. (None of the Princess Grace/Grace Kelly fansites have the scans, let alone mention the book. Which ticks me off. Plus, it relates back to her Princess duties and Monaco legacy, so one would think someone somewhere would have scanned them already.)

(I don't own a scanner otherwise I would.)
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After the wedding let's have a NEW UP-T0-DATE BOOK!

Why are there NO current up-to-date books on this family? I had a look at AMAZON.UK/COM and the last book written about the family was years ago (except Grace). I hope there will be a NEW bio in English after the couple are married. I thought I saw a recent new book on the couple but I must have been mistaken!

Amazon.com: Monaco's Wild Child: Princess Stephanie First Ever Biography (9781903906347): Valentina Artsrunik: Books

The Ruling House of Monaco: The Story of a Tragic Dynasty: Amazon.co.uk: John Glatt: Books

Amazon.com: The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal (9780312969110): John Glatt: Books

Amazon.com: The Grimaldis of Monaco (9780688088378): Anne Edwards: Books
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:43 PM
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Yes I agree with you angieuk. As I have posted before, it's way overdue for a biography on Caroline, but I cannot see her agreeing to an official biography right now. You'd probably have to be quite brave to publish an unofficial one given her reputation for seeing off the press in court. Although there are several biographies of Rainier & Albert in French, I guess publishers do not feel that they would sell sufficient copies to publish in English. However, I did expect when Rainier died there might have been something published - his only official biography appeared back in the 60s. The only recent bilingual publication I have found which isn't just a photographic book is "From Albert I to AlbertI I by Tuna Aksoy Koprulu - but it still has a rather limited text content.
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Well hopefully, with this marriage only 3 weeks away now a new chapter will emerge. I hope this means a NEW BOOK too. 2011/2012 Albert is now opening a new future in his life with a young wife beside him.
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Point de Vue has a history special about the Princesses of Monaco:
CotePerso - Point de vue histoire n°8
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