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The Bridesmaid's Daughter: From Grace Kelly's wedding to a homeless shelter - searching for the truth about my mother
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The Bridesmaid's Daughter: From Grace Kelly's wedding to a homeless shelter - searching for the truth about my mother (Paperback)

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'The heart-rending story of two beautiful and glamorous women, and the spirals of disaster into which one of their lives tumbled.' Robert Lacey, author of Grace and The Crown



A powerful memoir of friendship and marriage, childhood and motherhood.



Nyna Giles, twenty-nine, was in the queue at the supermarket when she looked down and saw the headline: 'Former Bridesmaid of Princess Grace Lives in Homeless Shelter'. Nyna was stunned; her family's private ordeal was front page news.

The woman on that cover was her mother. The truth was, she barely knew who her mother had been before marriage. She knew Carolyn had been a model - arriving in New York in 1947, where she'd met the young Grace Kelly, and that the two had become fast friends. Nyna had seen the photos of her mother at Grace's wedding, wearing the bridesmaid gown that had hung in her closet for years. But how had the seemingly confident, glamorous woman in those pictures become the mother she knew growing up - the mother who told her she was too ill to go to school and kept her isolated at home?



In her journey to uncover her mother's past Nyna relives a story as classic, familiar, dark and dangerous as any fairy tale.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problems Publisher: September Publishing Publication Date: 27/03/2018 ISBN-13: 9781910463512  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nyna Giles is the youngest daughter of Carolyn Scott Reybold. Nyna is chief operating officer for Giles Communications, a leading public relations company. She is also a tireless advocate for the mentally ill, having served as a vice president on the board of the Association for Mentally Ill Children of Westchester for ten years. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband. Eve Claxton is a writer, editor and Peabody award-winning radio producer. She's worked as editor and co-writer on many non-fiction books.

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