In 1951, eighteen-year-old Lee Bouvier and her twenty-two-year-old sister Jacqueline took their first trip to Europe together. Jackie had already spent a year in France living with a French family and attending the Sorbonne. Her many cards and letters had made her sister Lee want nothing more than to see Europe with Jackie. Having convinced their parents, the two young ladies set off to see the continent. As they travelled, they sketched and kept notes, creating an illustrated journal of their time abroad, which they presented to their parents as a thank you upon their return; that delightful chronicle is 'One Special Summer'. Join Jackie and Lee for a tantalising glimpse of a lost world: crossing the Atlantic by ocean liner, visits with counts and ambassadors in Paris, art lessons in Venice, and white gloves in the afternoon. Smile at the social agonies all young women suffer in common - how to politely consume an oversized hors d'oeuvre, the horror of slipping undergarments, and the art of fending off unwanted romantic advances.
Hardback published in 2006 by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York and printed in Mexico, copyright of Lee Bouvier Radziwill and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Large hardback 27.5cm x 34.5cm x 1.5cm with 72 pages. Covers are both slightly bowed. Binding sound and pages clean and completely unmarked. Book covers and dustjacket are mainly white so there are one or two small marks but book is in Very Good condition except for the bowed covers. Slight bumping at top and bottom of spine, slight creasing at corners of covers. The dustjacket has slight creasing at these points and there is a very small tear at the top of the spine to the dustjacket (0.5cm). Book pages do not appear to have been read or used.