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Old 04-22-2010, 05:21 PM
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I recently purchased the title "Hommage to Grace Kellly (see link below) & can highly recommend it if you are looking for a comprehensive photographic tribute to Grace both as an actress & Princess of Monaco. Although the brief text is in French, the photos are numerous ( over 500 pages!) & include a few that I don't think have appeared in any other books on Grace, it's a lovely book to own & not that expensive.
Another newly published title that is attractively presented & again contains many lovely photos is " A Touch of Grace".
Both books don't contain new information about Grace as they are not meant to be regarded as biographies, but they are very pleasing coffee table books.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:32 PM
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Did anybody else read "The Royal House of Monaco by John Glatt. Published in 1998? The author seems to have done extensive research on the Grimaldi family after Princess Grace's death. I was wondering what another person thinks about the revelations on Prince Rainer, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:54 PM
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It's a few years since I read this but I remember thinking at the time that there would have been some attempt by the family to prevent publication if the claims were unsubstantiated. As you say, the author cites quite an impressive amount of references. Which revelations were you particularly interested in?
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:43 PM
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About the in-depth information on Grace's children. These items listed stand out to me.

Princess Caroline's 2nd husband's possible mafia connection that led to his death and vandalizing his grave. Vandals never caught. Caroline's relationship with her sister, Princess Stephanie. Princess Caroline because blames her sister for her mother's death. Princess Caroline's role in stopping her father from marrying Princess Ira. Princess Caroline's hair lost was because of her relationship with Prince Ernst and the stress from it.

Prince Albert's and his father's tempestuous relationship concerning Albert's ability to rule. His studer when young and how sports made him more confident as a person.
Prince Albert was going to make public is daughter Jasmine Grace and then denied her because of his father.

Princess Stephanie's life in America and alleged drug problem.

But the best was the conclusion. Where the author compares Princess Grace to a rose that is at her memorial garden. I think it is beautiful written.

I thought it was a well research book and probably banned in Monaco when it was published in 1998.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:03 PM
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I thought it was a well research book and probably banned in Monaco when it was published in 1998.
I'm not sure if it was banned in Monaco - I seem to remember seeing it in the English bookshop, Scruples, ( mind you that has closed now) but I have just looked at my copy & noticed there were exclusive interviews granted to Glatt by some pretty prominent figures such as Albert himself. It seems unlikely these would have been allowed to be used in this book without the whole publication being scrutinised. But yes, looking at the list you give, there's some strong claims here...although quite a few have surfaced from time to time in the media.
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The Charlotte Casiraghi Fan Club

A set of fictionalized fan interviews are used to illustrate obsession with Charlotte Casiraghi, the very sensationalized daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco. These interviews are followed by an essay which highlights how the media feeds into, and even creates, such obsessions. The book is filled with information and analysis of the truth and fiction that color Miss Casiraghi's image.

Due out August 2010

Will be available in print as well as e-book on Kindle through Amazon

In print: $6.10
On Kindle: $2.99
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:46 AM
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This reminds me of a conundrum & oxymoron all rolled into one. Seriously, it does...
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:40 AM
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^I don't know why that is, but the fan club book is available already in digital format on Amazon kindle. More traditional format will come soon. Anyway, Kindle books are much more economical so..... I have the B&N Nook instead of it, but I presume it's pretty much the same. I don't think you can get this book on the Nook.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:17 PM
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The Charlotte Casiraghi Fan Club
These interviews are followed by an essay which highlights how the media feeds into, and even creates, such obsessions. The book is filled with information and analysis of the truth and fiction that color Miss Casiraghi's image.

I know us Casiraghi fans can not get enough of them, but does anyone else think the fictional image is upsetting. I could see Ms Casiraghi suing just like her mother did with the German tabloid.

Did this author need a well know name to sell is theme on media frenzy obsessions?

I don't think Charlotte will be happy with this. Is it going to come out on her birthday in Aug?
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:21 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, 09:00 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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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, 07:54 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, 02:44 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:
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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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"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, 05:35 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, 02:42 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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