Monday, December 8, 2008

Someday My Prince Will Come

No doubt many of you have read the charming Someday My Prince Will Come: True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess by Jerramy Fine. If you haven't, here's the official summary:

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 toddler, Jerramy finds Peter Phillips (the Queen’s oldest grandson) in a royal family tree when she is only six years old, and decides immediately that he will be her future husband. But growing up with hippie parents (who gave her a boy’s name!) in the middle of a rodeo-loving farm town makes finding her prince a much bigger challenge than Jerramy ever bargained for.

She spends her childhood writing love-letters to Peter c/o Buckingham Palace, and years later, when her sense of destiny finally brings her to London, she must navigate the murky waters of English social circles, English etiquette and English dating. Along the way, she meets Princess Anne (Peter’s mother), befriends Earl Spencer, and parties with the Duchess of York.

Yet life is not the Hugh Grant movie she hoped it would be. Her flatmates are lunatics, London is expensive, and English boys can be infuriating. But just when she thinks it might be time to give up and return to America, Peter magically appears in her life.

Someday My Prince Will Come is a hilarious and heartwarming true story about having the courage to pursue your childhood dream no matter how impossible it seems.

The book is indeed a highly enjoyable read, even though I don't see eye to eye with Miss Fine about everything. Because of Miss Fine's textbook case of Anglomania, I thought my aunt, who is also an anglophile, might like to have the book for Chanukah. (Chanukah didn't used to be a gift-giving holiday, but we kind of picked up the habit to keep our kids happy.) I hadn't gotten around to ordering it when I received a notification from her website:

Dearest All,

The holidays are upon us and I'm sure you're all racking your brains for unique yet affordable gift ideas. Rack no longer!

How about getting your sister, mother, cousin, aunt, niece, friend, co-worker – a personalised, signed copy of Someday My Prince Will Come?!

Just tell me exactly how you want me to sign the book (who it's for, any special message, etc). I will engrave the book in gold pen according to your wishes and airmail it out to you in time for Christmas or Hanukkah. Cost is $30, which includes international shipping. Supplies are limited so first come, first serve. (US orders must be placed by Dec 10th.)

Royally yours,


If anyone else would like a nice autographed copy of this book, you can email Miss Fine at

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