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Whilst I agree that it is great to be able to read many of these titles for free, it isn't always a rip off to buy the book. If you take the example of Grace by Phyllida Hart-Davis, the book contains many lovely photos which you are not going to get by reading the text on line. Similarly, some of the antiquarian books about Monaco contain lithographs and early photos of the principality. As a bibliophile, I feel there is a pleasure to be gained from a book which online can't provide. Horses for courses I guess.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:29 AM
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If you want to read a really excellent book about Grace, check out Steven Englund. He actually knew the princess and he began to write his book with her consent before her death, but in fact it was only published a little bit after her death.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:21 PM
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If you want to read a really excellent book about Grace, check out Steven Englund. He actually knew the princess and he began to write his book with her consent before her death, but in fact it was only published a little bit after her death.


Yes I agree- definitely one of the best Grace biographies.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:59 AM
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Whilst I agree that it is great to be able to read many of these titles for free, it isn't always a rip off to buy the book. If you take the example of Grace by Phyllida Hart-Davis, the book contains many lovely photos which you are not going to get by reading the text on line. Similarly, some of the antiquarian books about Monaco contain lithographs and early photos of the principality. As a bibliophile, I feel there is a pleasure to be gained from a book which online can't provide. Horses for courses I guess.
It's true, in some cases it can be worth it for a collector's item.

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Jeffrey Robinson has updated his biography "Rainier & Grace" with a publication date and a new title to coincide with the Grace film.

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Obviously this has been in the planning for sometime, and before all the controversy about the film emerged so Mr. Robinson, who is a personal friend of the Grimaldi family, must be more than a little embarrassed about the situation. In a recent interview for The Lady magazine, he commented " The writer got Grace totally wrong ...don't tell me this is a biopic when the writer didn't have a clue who he was writing about."
This is a good book.

As for the film, it's undeniable that it took several liberties. As a work of fiction, the film was quite entertaining. If the film, even though it's from the Weinstein company, encourages the person who has never read a book about Monaco to pick up a book and learn the truth, I'm happy. I think sometimes these sensational films, even if not highly marked for historical accuracy, can serve a noble purpose in piquing the interest in a person just enough to go forth and learn more!
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I'm getting rid of lots of royal books for lack of space. In case someone is interested in these books (in french and in english with lot's of pictures), please contact me to speak better.

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Old 03-09-2018, 03:18 AM
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Albert at 60.
https://livre.fnac.com/a11245325/Isa...e-et-le-prince

Google translate:
Of all the sovereigns of the twenty-first century, Albert II of Monaco is undoubtedly the one we feel closest to, the one whose history seems most familiar to us.
In our mind the story of his singular path has been engraved. That of a child born of the love between a prince and a star, a man touched by glory and tragedy, head of state, environmental advocate on a global scale, Olympic competitor, husband and father of family.
But do we really know him?
The Prince confided to two journalists during exceptional interviews, in which he talks candidly about his official and personal life.
At his side, his wife, Princess Charlene, and her sisters, the Princess of Hanover and Princess Stephanie, tell here, for the first time, the man they love.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:52 AM
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History of Monaco

The history of Monaco from origins, Hercules myth etc. and on through the Spanish protectorate, and up to the reign of Prince Charles III

by H. Pemberton

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHVH4B1...tory+of+monaco
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:56 PM
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Princely Monaco XXI is an ebook by Anonymous Author. It's about the House of Grimaldi in the 21st century.
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I rather liked Princess Antoinette. She had spirit!
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Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior is a new book based on the current exhibition in Normandy of the long association that Grace had with the fashion house of Dior. There are some previously unseen photos of Grace including one of her dancing at the ball to celebrate Caroline’s first wedding, with a clear view of an unidentified tiara never to be seen worn by her again, plus some gowns and various outfits which haven’t been photographed before. It is a lovely coffee table book with some interesting articles from a range of contributors.
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https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847865925/
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If you want to read a really excellent book about Grace, check out Steven Englund. He actually knew the princess and he began to write his book with her consent before her death, but in fact it was only published a little bit after her death.
I read it. The one and only chapter I liked was the one about Monaco's history.
The rest I found soo boring.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:14 PM
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I do not believe some of what I've read about Princess Grace. I have read two bios, one was by Donald Spoto, and the Donald Spoto one was not as bad as the other one. So, I don't plan to read any more bios of Princess Grace.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:24 PM
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I do not believe some of what I've read about Princess Grace. I have read two bios, one was by Donald Spoto, and the Donald Spoto one was not as bad as the other one. So, I don't plan to read any more bios of Princess Grace.
What is so terrible about Princess Grace?
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:02 AM
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Two recent, fictionalised accounts for fans of Grace are
‘Meet Me in Monaco’ by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb which is a novel set around the wedding of Grace & Rainier, and ‘Girl in White Gloves’ by Kerri Maher, a biographical novel.
I have read the former and enjoyed it for what it is, an imaginary version of what it was like in Monaco in the lead up to the wedding. I have just begun reading the latter title and, although it is a work of fiction, it is well researched and doesn’t appear to be sensationalised. Both titles are available for preview on the Amazon website.
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