The book “Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit” by author Sean Hepburn Ferrer who is also her son, is one of my favorite books. It features nearly three hundred photographs, documents and artwork by Audrey herself, many of which were previously unavailable. In this book, the author offers an intimate glimpse into the life of Hollywood’s most celebrated actress. Sean tells us his mother’s remarkable story, from her childhood in war-torn Holland to the height of her fame, to her autumn years far from the camera and the crush of the paparazzi. It’s a rare look at Audrey not from the photographer’s lens, but through the eyes of the son who adored her. I received this book from few years ago as a Christmas gift from my sweet husband. I hope this book gives you an idea for your Christmas shopping this year.
1939, Arnhem, Holland. Photograph by Manon van Suchtelen. Audrey Hepburn Estate Collection.Sean at home in 1960, only a few weeks old. Photograph by Mel Ferrer.Ethiopia, 1988. Photograph by John Issac.