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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group; Reissue edition (Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425182126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425182123
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,427,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New biography of one of the greatest screen legends of the twentieth century. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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ON THE DAY OF THE GREATEST AIRBORNE INVASION IN HISTORY, Audrey Hepburn was a skinny girl of fifteen-stunned and exhilarated by the prospect of imminent liberation from the Nazis and incredulous that it was taking place in her provincial Dutch town of Arnhem. Read the first page
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on 22 Jan 2005
Format: Paperback
I ordered this book from Amazon as way of introduction to Audrey, not knowing much about the woman whose style is continually referenced to in magazines and whose films are frequently shown on television. With a growing interest in Audrey, both in her acting career and her personal life, I found this book an engrossing way to discover more about this fascinating woman's life. Paris covers all aspects of Audrey's childhood, film career and relationshps, from her life-shaping experience of the Second World War, to her two divorces, children and admirable work for UNICEF. While doing so with great respect for a woman who was the epitome of grace and elegance, he doesn't fail to provide the true stories from behind the scenes of the movies and her own personal difficulties. This book is not just an overview of her career, but also an exploration into what made her character. If you want a comprehensive and honest account of Audrey's life, that will equip you with all the knowledge necesssary to become another Audrey buff, then buy this book!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Mar 2004
Format: Paperback
I am sure all Audrey Hepburn fans will like this biography since it tells her life from the very beginning to the tragic end. However, I feel it is not a too original biography. Mostly it merely lists up dates and quotes from other people, instead of trying to analyse or understand the complex person of Audrey Hepburn better.
Still, I do recommend it for everyone who likes Audrey Hepburn and would like to get to know a little bit more about her and learn some funny "back stage" stories.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By callmescully on 26 Mar 2002
Format: Paperback
I've searched over and over for the best AH's biography and i've come to the conclusion that this is it. this book was even better than a novel. i couldn't let it go till i finished it.
it contains every part of her life (well it actually starts when AH is fifteen years old).
It describes everything! From this book you can understand how AH thought and behaved and what the people that surrounded her thought.
The pictures are all in black and white and are great.
It contains her filmography with many details.
My point is that if you get this book you would have had all the knowledge you needed in order to understand and love even more Audrey Hepburn.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Brannigan on 30 Sep 2003
Format: Paperback
I recieved this book as a gift, and was thrilled, being a Hepburn fan. The author goes into huge detail about everything, her childhood, her parents, the war, and her eventual move into showbiz, almost down to what she ate for breakfast every morning. While being very entertaining, I did feel that there was too much embellishment. There is only so much one can remember without having to go back and forth throughout the course of reading to find out who is who. If you have a lot of time on your hands, I seriously recomend it, but you must percevere. It is worth the read, but only for those worthy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Saxton VINE VOICE on 8 Aug 2008
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The huge amount of detail in this book can make it heavy going. The early chapters on Audrey Hepburn's childhood, war experiences and early training are real page turners and the latter chapters on her work for UNICEF are totally gripping. Somewhat sad to say, but the chapters about her film career require real wading through, the tone of them being so similar - and everyone is always so nice which is not really what a reader wants from a biography. A little more structured analysis of her technique would be useful.

However, the book is more than worth reading for the section about her life after movies and her UNICEF trips, when it becomes truly moving and shows what a wonderful and committed person Audrey Hepburn was.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CALDAVY on 20 Mar 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I liked this book very much, But it is sad that you get NO PHOTO'S with this Kindle.
I have this book, with the photo's.

Read this one it is good
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