Once Upon A Time
A True Story
by Gloria Vanderbilt
Chatto & Windus, 1985, [First Edition], b/w photographs in text, b/w photographic end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0701130024
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners gift inscription on half-title page, age-toned pages, minor rubbing and sunned spine to dustjacket
'Gloria Vanderbilt has written a memoir like no other - as riveting and astonishing as if a storybook figure were suddenly to speak, to reveal at last her own deepest experience of the dramatic events we have heard about only from others. And Gloria Vanderbilt has indeed been a storybook figure, the object of intense curiosity and speculation since her birth - never more so than when, at the age of ten, she became world-wide front page news as the prize in a scandal-ridden tug of war between her beautiful and pathetic young mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt (widowed at nineteen after two years of marriage to sportsman Reginald Vanderbilt), and her powerful millionaire aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.'