(Thank you Sandra for sending me this.)
Oh, Audrey Hepburn…
I was sent this book recently, and read it in about twenty minutes. (Yes, really; please do not follow this example.) Apart from that, we’re treated to ninety five plus pictures of Audrey. A good collection, really.
But I’m not sure about the way it’s written. It has no introduction, going straight into it, and doesn’t always write to a reason, as said.
Oh, but the feel of the paper…the glossy overlay…
The narrative would probably be better received, if read by a new fan-somebody just starting to research Audrey. I knew a good two thirds of the book already. (Yes, an Audrey fan, indeed! Click here to see this post, or here for another..)
But one thing the book does illustrate, quite perfectly, is why we sill love Audrey-and her appeal. Surely anyone would know who she is, without ever having seen one of her films? Same with Marilyn Monroe, really. And that’s what keeps the book together-a sort of glue. It makes a good keepsake, or present.
(Birthday present idea, anyone?)
And that’s why I like it. I even learnt that Audrey has a Tulip created after her. It seemed fitting, to say the least.
Right, I’m off now to watch Funny Face. What do you think? Will you be reading at all?