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Dutch Girl
Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II | Robert Matzen
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Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. According to her son, Luca Dotti, "The war made my mother who she was." Audrey Hepburn's war included participation in the Dutch Resistance, working as a doctor's assistant during the "Bridge Too Far" battle of Arnhem, the brutal execution of her uncle, and the ordeal of the Hunger Winter of 1944. She also had to contend with the fact that her father was a Nazi agent and her mother was pro-Nazi for the first two years of the occupation. But the war years also brought triumphs as Audrey became Arnhem's most famous young ballerina. Audrey's own reminiscences, new interviews with people who knew her in the war, wartime diaries, and research in classified Dutch archives shed light on the riveting, untold story of Audrey Hepburn under fire in World War II. Also included is a section of color and black-and-white photos. Many of these images are from Audrey's personal collection and are published here for the first time.
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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The story of Audrey Hepburn and her family in World War Two. There were some #Mitford sightings in the first bit, which talked about her mother in the 30s.

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DebinHawaii
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I lost my library e-book on this one without finishing it so I had to wait for my hold to come back in. I got a couple of chapters in over a late lunch of Ottolenghi‘s Tomato & Sourdough Soup with Whipped Feta & Sumac Dip. Both recipes are very easy & delicious & on the blog for #soupersundays. Link to recipes👇🏻
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ferskner Oooooo Ottolenghi.... 3mo
heidisreads FYI if you turn your WiFi off of your kindle, your library book won‘t automatically return 🤫 3mo
Lindy That looks very tasty. Love Ottolenghi‘s cookbooks. 3mo
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BekaReid
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My heart clenches reading these words.

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BekaReid
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Next up. Looking forward to diving into this biography of Audrey Hepburn!

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DebinHawaii
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#HumpDayPost
1. I actually prefer it in the winter when it isn‘t so hot & humid but I guess I 💛 that locally-grown mangoes, lychee & melons are in season🥭🍉
2. See above—wear sweats & socks 🧦 & be cozy comfortably
3. I prefer mostly shade in the summer with some sun breaks ⛅️
4. My view is my. desk breakfast of fried rice with over-easy egg 🍳 on top & ☕️ & new-in library e-book about Audrey Hepburn that I have been looking forward to 🤗

Crazeedi That book looks good!! 4mo
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AudreyMorris
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This thoroughly researched #biography looks at Audrey Hepburn‘s teenage years in the German-occupied Netherlands. From the beginnings of her career in dance and wartime performances through the hunger winter and 9 months of shelling, he examines how her experiences influenced her career and UNICEF work. A must-read for those interested in Hepburn and how the occupation was for residents. #netgalley #nonfiction #worldwar2 #history #audreyhepburn

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GypsyKat
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Wow. I always find stories of survival (especially during times of war) humbling, but with all the personal accounts this was even more so. It‘s truly amazing that one of the most beloved actresses of all time blossomed out of such a horrific war zone. She was a lovely, incredible human being. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Audrey was pure class❤ 5mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘m starting this one. Really looking forward to learning more about her life during the war.

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TheBookHippie
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When your daughter works at a bookstore
Happy Mas Day to me ❤️ gift cards are the best!

Birdsong28 I got the Audrey Hepburn book from #netgalley 6mo
TheBookHippie @Birdsong28 I have the ARC I wanted the hardback for my history collection in my library. 6mo
merelybookish Nice! Some new additions to your Jane Eyre collection! 6mo
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TheBookHippie @merelybookish the bandn classic I replace a bunch :it gets loaned out a ton!!!! The other one will shelf sit with its friends!!!! Ha. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You may have 2 of one of those!!! 🤣😱 6mo
TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks no problem there I have a good return policy 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣my daughter will be like again 😳🤦🏽‍♀️🙄🤣 (edited) 6mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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An intriguing biography of Hepburn‘s formative years during WWII. The amount of research is phenomenal, yet the author writes in an accessible manner. 4🌟

Thanks to NetGalley & publishers, GoodKnight Books, for the opportunity to review an ARC. #NetGalley #DutchGirl

Stephaniereads1 I love Audrey Hepburn! I need to read this. 7mo
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Michellesibs
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Wow, I really didnt realise how interesting the WW2 / Audrey Hepburn combo would be when I first picked up this book. I'm pretty shocked at some of the things I have read.
My full review can be found here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2740178817?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

Birdsong28 Did you get this from #Netgalley ? I have 📚📖 8mo
Michellesibs I did indeed @Birdsong28 😀 8mo
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overtheedge
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Taken from Audreyś wartime diaries, interviews with her sons and people she knew, and from research done at the Dutch archives, this is a compelling telling of a little-known part of the life of one of our most beloved actresses and personalities ever. Fascinating, intriguing and heart breaking at times
Highly recommended
Due 4-15-2019

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