Colm Tóibín: The Discretion of Jackie Kennedy
6 June 2002
Show More Janet & Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Jan Pottker.
St Martin’s, 381 pp., $24.95, October 2001, 0 312 26607 3Show More
Mrs Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years by Barbara Leaming.
Weidenfeld, 389 pp., £20, October 2001, 0 297 64333 9Show More
“... set next to a 2.8 carat engagement ring, an archbishop performing the ceremony, and a fifty-yard silk wedding dress.’ The relationship between Jack and Jackie, as outlined in lurid detail in BarbaraLeaming’s Mrs Kennedy, takes Jackie from her role as Maisie to the role of Maggie Verver in The Golden Bowl. She had her prince and her life of luxury. When she went every day to classes in ...”