Posted by: koolwine | July 9, 2017

Monaco: Grace of Monaco

This is not only a story of how Grace Kelly, a Philadelphia girl, became a movie star and then a princess, but also a compelling portrait of Prince Rainier III, the fairy tale-couple’s children: Caroline, Albert and Stephanie, and the country of Monaco. 

Country Focus: Monaco

Grace of Monaco
By Jeffrey Robinson
Originally published as Rainier and Grace: An Intimate Portrait in 1989
My edition: De Capo Press, 2014.
340 pgs.

Genre: Biography

About the author:  Robinson, a best-selling American author with 30 books to his credit, specializes in covering financial crime. He lived in the south of France for over a decade and befriended Princess Grace and her family. Grace of Monaco was based on firsthand interviews with Princess Grace, Prince Rainier III and their three children.

World Lit Up Rating:
(On a scale of 1-5, with 1 book = turned off and 5 books = lit up)

Jeffrey Robinson


While on a visit to Houston, Texas, Rainier was taken to a football game at the Astrodome, the nine-acre, climate-controlled, covered stadium that seats just over fifty thousand.

As he gazed around at this engineering feat, his host wondered, “How would you like to have this in Monaco?”

Without skipping a beat, Rainier answered, “It would be marvelous. We could be the world’s only indoor country.”

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