For some strange reason, I’ve been seeing (and picking up) a lot of books about Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis at Book Thing recently. Of course, I said the same thing almost two years ago!Today was no different, with the addition of another book, Lester David’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Portrait of Her Private Years. I also picked up Donald Spoto’s Jacqueline: A Life, the other week. One of the books I’ve already read is Just Jackie: Her Private Years by Kennedy family biographer Edward Klein. It’s a lot of inside stories about her life and was very good. Another book that I recently found – I initially bought a copy, and then about two weeks later, I found a copy at Book Thing – is Happy Times, Lee Radziwill’s autobiography, published by Assouline. This book is especially fascinating for design lovers, as she has numerous images of the houses where she lived, including an amazing “cottage” outside of London. While I was looking for links to these books, I stumbled across this website, devoted to all things Kennedy, by someone living in Italy. He’s got a bibliography of dozens of books about the Kennedy family, here.
Here are some other articles I’ve written about JBKO: Kennedy Weddings. Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad. Kennedy Style. More Kennedy Couture. I am getting quite a collection of books! If you’re interested in my extra copy of Happy Times, just e-mail me.
By the way, which is your favourite of these pictures of JBKO?