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Once upon a Secret

Mimi Alford


PUBLISHED: 1st November 2013
ISBN: 9780099547754
ANNOTATION:
The sensational story of Mimi Alford and the secret she kept for 40 years - her teenage affair with President John F Kennedy during her time as a White House Intern.
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PUBLISHED: 1st November 2013
ISBN: 9780099547754
ANNOTATION:
The sensational story of Mimi Alford and the secret she kept for 40 years - her teenage affair with President John F Kennedy during her time as a White House Intern.

Annotation

The sensational story of Mimi Alford and the secret she kept for 40 years - her teenage affair with President John F Kennedy during her time as a White House Intern.

Publisher Description

The sensational story of Mimi Alford and the secret she kept for 40 years - her teenage affair with President John F Kennedy during her time as a White House Intern.

During the 18 months that Mimi Alford was President John F Kennedy's lover, he never kissed her on the lips.

For the naive All American girl, the JFK White House was a place for which she was not remotely prepared. Dominated by the charismatic and sexually magnetic figure of the president, it was as a 19-year-old intern in the White House press office that Mimi Alford became the object of Kennedy's affections, and within days they had started a relationship.

She lost her virginity to him on her fourth day at work.

In Once Upon a Secret, for the first time, Alford has revealed every detail of her experiences as Kennedy's mistress - an affair that was ended only by his assassination.

Mimi has decided, after 40 years of silence and deep reflection, to tell her story.

Author Biography

Mimi Alford lives with her husband in Massachusetts. Together they have seven grandchildren. This is her first book.

Review

"Her tale has a certain sort of integrity that almost all kiss and tells lack." -- Sarah Vine The Times "You can't help liking her, or her elegant and thoroughly good natured book" -- Marcus Berkmann The Spectator "A likeable book by a likeable woman" -- Lynn Barber The Sunday Times "Carefully constructed memoir...of a woman who flew too close to the sun" -- Robert McCrum Observer "Strangely compelling" Daily Mail 'Must Reads'

Product Details

Author
Mimi Alford
Publisher
Cornerstone
ISBN-10
0099547759
ISBN-13
9780099547754
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Year
2013
Series
Arrow Books
Language
English
Pages
208
Publication Date
2013-11-01