Reviews - What do customers think about The Grace Kelly Years: Princess of Monaco?
Princess Grace: Beautifully Bound Mar 19, 2008
lush product with beautiful previously unseen photos, but family whitewash of anything slightly controversial is ubiquitous
Stunning, an absolute keepsake! Feb 25, 2008
I have been searching high and low for the longest time, for books, posters etc on Grace, and have always come up with very little. Until, the 25th anniversary of her death. This really is a must for all Princess Grace fans, the presentation of the book is stunning and contains images of her I have never seen before, nearly a full picture of her to a page. Great storytelling also. Really, THIS is THE book you must own! Great price and quick international shipping too. Thankyou this site!
Precioso libro sobre Grace Kelly Dec 18, 2007
Una verdadera joya que no debe faltar a ningún admirador de la actriz y princesa más hermosa que haya habido nunca.
and the fairy tale goes on.... Dec 10, 2007
Due to the very good reviews on this site and because this book says to be a glimpse of the exhibition on Grace Kelly in Monaco (I was unfortunate not being able to visit), I bought this book. As already mentioned by others, it does have a very nice and high quality look and feel, but still, it did not meet my expectations. Being a Grace Kelly Fan, I am sort of disappointed to find many pictures one can already find in many other publications on her. The personal items are very interesting, but there could be more. This book is officially accepted by her family, and it is quite understandable that the image of Grace Kelly had to be a positive one, just like she had wished, as one of her quotes in this book states. But another of her quotes also shows, that she did not seem consistently happy with her fairy tale image, to which she herself had some cause. Is this maybe a glimpse of one extreme in her personality? I think it would have been possible to show more of a "real" person, and maybe the exhibition this book is reflecting did so. If so, this book was not made with care. I have read some unauthorized biographies on her and even if they sometimes seem a little too much, too dirty, too revealing, they still appear to describe the life of a human, the ups and downs, the possible reasons for the choices made in life. This book is the absolute contrary, and even seems to be desperately trying to disprove all other books written on her. One example: one nice, short thank you letter from Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis makes the impression of a harmonious friendship. Other biographies claim their relationship to being quite disturbed, Jacqueline not at all being fond of Princess Grace. Well, maybe the exhibition had more to tell on this issue, so I would have rather seen more letters Grace Kelly wrote than thank you notes from her co actors and other celebrities written with typing machines. Maybe it would have been better just to display as many pictures as possible from the exhibition, with very little text and without any tendentious comments. This would have let the book be more open and would have let the spectator make up his own mind. But it seems that was not the intention.
A must have for Grace Kelly fans! Nov 13, 2007
What a beautiful keepsake book about Grace Kelly. Includes many scrapbook items and is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady!