Francesca Cartier Brickell
The Untold Story of the Family behind the Jewellery Empire.
For everyone and anyone, this book is a fascinating read. Here is the real story of the protagonists in the extraordinary story and drama that was the Cartier family. Here is the flesh on the bones of a story which has been told many times. Francesca had boxes and boxes of private family correspondence upon which she based her research. How she managed to condense all the information she has into this wonderful story is in itself remarkable. Perhaps, most important of all, Francesca wrote this book to honour her beloved grandfather. That she writes the story as an act of love and respect puts this book into a league of its own. It is the most important book about the Cartier story since Hans Nadelhoffer's seminal book 'Cartier Jewellers Extrodinaire' written in the early 1980s.