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Someday My Prince Will Come: True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess

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The charming story of a small-town girl who dreams of finding love with a real-life English prince?and who?s willing to go to hilarious lengths to make her fairy tale come true

Most young girls dream of becoming a princess. But unlike most girls, Jerramy Fine never grew out of it. Strangely drawn to the English royal family since she was a child, Jerramy spends her childhood writing love letters to Buckingham Palace and absorbing any information she can find on modern-day ...

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Overview


The charming story of a small-town girl who dreams of finding love with a real-life English prince?and who?s willing to go to hilarious lengths to make her fairy tale come true

Most young girls dream of becoming a princess. But unlike most girls, Jerramy Fine never grew out of it. Strangely drawn to the English royal family since she was a child, Jerramy spends her childhood writing love letters to Buckingham Palace and absorbing any information she can find on modern-day princesses throughout the world. Years later, when her sense of destiny finally brings her to London, Jerramy navigates the murky waters of English social circles, etiquette, and dating with hilarious results.

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Library Journal

In this entertaining memoir, American-born but London-based writer Fine writes about her obsession with England and the English royal family. The book begins with her childhood struggles with hippie parents in small-town Colorado and then traces her determined steps from undergraduate life in Rochester, NY, to London, where she tenaciously pursues her quest to ensnare the Queen's oldest grandson, Peter Philips. Fine's writing is full of a witty and self-deprecating sense of humor. She openly shares her struggles in matching her dreams to reality. This is paralleled by the writing style, which cleverly mixes fairytale twists and girly preoccupations with London's gray realism. A strong and vivid character develops through heart-wrenching romantic encounters with British aristocracy, frustrations with the bureaucracy around living in a foreign country, tales of nightmare flatmates, and Fine's sincere questioning of her unshakable life goals. Recommended for public libraries.-Rebecca Bollen Manalac, Sydney, Australia

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Kirkus Reviews
An enterprising young American transforms her life in the hopes of marrying into British royalty. The only daughter of bohemian parents in rural Colorado, Fine grew up with the grand ambition of becoming a princess. At the age of nine, she set her romantic sights on Peter Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandchild, after happening upon his name in a library book. Years later, as an undergraduate at the University of Rochester, Fine spent a semester abroad, finally settling down to a temporary life in London. She subsequently returned to the city for graduate school, then stayed to forge a career in publishing. With the exception of a tearful breakdown on the lawn outside of Buckingham Palace and some romantic mishaps, she found life in London to be every bit as rewarding as she'd hoped. Fine's preoccupation with appropriate etiquette, dress and friends with money is grating, but her spirited determination to succeed in England almost redeems her complete lack of self-deprecation. Eventually, though, her self-involvement becomes off-putting. After myriad close encounters with members of the royal family, Fine finally met her dream prince, and he even asked for her phone number. Alas, it turns out that Peter is not actually a prince at all-Dad's a commoner, and Mom (Princess Anne) turned down Granny's offer of a courtesy title. Readers may well feel that Fine received her just deserts. Vapid and relentlessly single-minded. Agent: Zoe Pagnamenta/PFD New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594096801
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Born in 1977, Jerramy Fine grew up in western Colorado. (Yet she still maintains there was a dreadful hospital mix-up and she was switched at birth with the baby daughter of English aristocrats.) She attended the University of Rochester, where she spent her semester abroad working in the House of Commons, and later completed her master’s at the London School of Economics. She now lives in London with her English boyfriend. He’s not royal, but she forgives him.
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