One Special Summer

One Special Summer

Book - 2006
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In 1951, eighteen-year-old Lee Bouvier and her twenty-two-year-old sister Jacqueline took their first trip to Europe together. Jackie had already spent a year in France living with a French family and attending the Sorbonne. Her many cards and letters had made her sister Lee want nothing more than to see Europe with Jackie.   Having convinced their parents, the two young ladies set off to see the continent. As they traveled, they sketched and kept notes, creating an illustrated journal of their time abroad, which they presented to their parents as a thank you upon their return; that delightful chronicle is ONE SPECIAL SUMMER . 
Join Jackie and Lee for a tantalizing glimpse of a lost world: crossing the Atlantic by ocean liner, visits with counts and ambassadors in Paris, art lessons in Venice, and white gloves in the afternoon. Smile at the social agonies all young women suffer in common--how to politely consume an oversized hors d'oeuvre, the horror of slipping undergarments, and the art of fending off unwanted romantic advances.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 2006.
ISBN: 9780847827879
Branch Call Number: 914.04555
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 34 cm.
Additional Contributors: Radziwill, Lee Bouvier 1933-


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May 17, 2017

For those of us who were adults in the early and mid-1960's. it's hard to think of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee as college students, unmarried and unfamous. But if you can put your memories away for a while, then read this book. The sisters take turns writing and drawing, and the drawings are so much like what I remember my friends and me doing back then. Just typical, not anybody well known. It's lovely, and a bit painful, to think of them that way.


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