Audrey: Her Real Story

By: Walker, Alexander.

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Fine condition.Weidenfeld & Nicolson,1994.First UK edition-first printing.Brown hardback(silver lettering to the spine) in fine condition, with Dj(colour mark inside the edge of the front Dj cover,two small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover) in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages as new with two small ink marks on the outer edges,small nick on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book except for the colour mark inside the Dj cover.328pp including List of illustrations,filmography,note on sources,index.A collectable first edition.Heavy book.

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Product Description: Few stars are as loved as Audrey Hepburn, today as much as ever. Her last years were dedicated to bringing succour to the starving children of Africa, even while her own life was being drained away. This biography traces the extraordinary combination of luck and talent that allowed a fragile little girl from a broken family, who nearly died in Hitler's occupied Europe, to conquer, in one miraculous year, the New York stage (as Colette's personal choice for the impish Gigi) and the Hollywood screen (as the truant princess in the classic Roman Holiday). The book analyses her ascent to power and world fame. She was paid a record-breaking sum for War and Peace; she rejuvenated a string of ageing heart-throbs, from Fred Astaire to Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Rex Harrison and Humphrey Bogart. The book also analyses the sadnesses of her life: two failed marriages, a broken engagement to James Hanson, an early ill-fated affair with William Holden, and the crushing disappointment that accompanied her triumph in My Fair Lady. Most importantly of all, this biography reveals what no one has known until now: the truly terrifying family secret that tore Audrey's childhood apart and kept her forever silent about her parents.

Title: Audrey: Her Real Story

Author Name: Walker, Alexander.

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs : Arts & Literature ,

Edition: First UK edition-first printing

Publisher: Weidenfeld&Nicolson: 1994

ISBN Number: 0297814370

ISBN Number 13: 9780297814375

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 230

Keywords: Walker, Alexander. Biographies & Memoirs : Arts & Literature Audrey: Her Real Story