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Florence Foster Jenkins : The Biography That Inspired the Critically-Acclaimed Film
by Nicholas Martin and Jasper Rees


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She was a woman with a dream. Nobody believed in her talent. But nothing could stop her. . .

This is the true story of
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Now the basis of a major motion picture starring Academy Award--winning actress Meryl Streep

She had no pitch, no rhythm, and no tone.  Read more...


 
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Overview

She was a woman with a dream. Nobody believed in her talent. But nothing could stop her. . .

This is the true story of
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Now the basis of a major motion picture starring Academy Award--winning actress Meryl Streep

She had no pitch, no rhythm, and no tone. Still, Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) became one of America s best-known sopranos. Born in 1868, Florence was a talented young pianist whose wealthy father refused to let her continue her musical studies in Europe. In retaliation, Florence eloped with Dr. Frank Jenkins, a man twice her age, and moved to New York. But when her father died and left her a large sum of money, Florence finally had a chance to pursue her one true passion: Singing. But first she would have to learn how to become a great singer.

Years of lessons and a chance meeting with St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), who would become her manager and common-law husband, would help launch Florence s career and entry into New York s prestigious classical musical societies, culminating in her giving a recital, at the age of seventy-six, at Carnegie Hall. This is story of a woman who was not afraid to recreate herself into the person she wished to become and achieve her own version of the American Dream.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250115959
  • ISBN-10: 1250115957
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 256


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