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The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father | Janny Scott
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"Journalist Janny Scott describes the world that shaped her father, Robert Montgomery Scott (whose mother, Helen Hope Scott, was said to have inspired Katherine Hepburn's character in the play and the film The Philadelphia Story), and provides a look at the weight of inheritance, the tenacity of addiction, and the power of buried secrets"--
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And in keeping with my Philly theme and convoluted book/film thoughts #GraceKelly played the role of a Philadelphia socialite in the film High Society, which was loosely based on real life socialite Helen Hope Montgomery Scott. (Original film was Philadelphia Story). Tagged book was written by her granddaughter, Janny Scott, about her father, Robert Montgomery Scott. Book was gifted to me from the wonderful @DivineDiana ❤️ High up on my #TBR

Cinfhen Oh, I forgot to mention Grace Kelly was a #PhillyGirl too!!! 2w
Cathythoughts A Philly girl! I didn‘t know that about Grace Kelly ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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Ruthiella Nice associations there! I love how your mind works! 😀 2w
Cinfhen And I haven‘t had my first sip of coffee yet @Ruthiella 😄 2w
BarbaraBB Hi Cindy, did you receive a parcel sent from the Netherlands by Bol.com? 2w
Cinfhen Not that I‘m aware of @BarbaraBB but mail here is ridiculous 🤨 2w
BarbaraBB Hmm.. I have send you something direct from the website where I bought it but now they say it should have been delivered - and there‘s no track & trace. Frustrating. I‘ll check it. 2w
Cinfhen You‘re too kind @BarbaraBB I‘m sorry the package is missing. I‘ll let you know when it turns up💗 2w
BarbaraBB Okay! And if I am losing patience I‘ll send it again! 2w
DivineDiana Love that photo of Robert Montgomery Scott! He looks like a movie star! 😘 Still high on my #TBR as well. 😉 (edited) 2w
Cinfhen 😘😘😘 @BarbaraBB 2w
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The lovely @DivineDiana gifted me with a local book and bookmarks as well as taking me to the location of the historic estate that the above memoir is based on: The Androssan ❤️What a treat and such a thoughtful gift 🎁 #LuckyLitten #Friendship #PhillyGirls

DivineDiana Glad you like it! #buddyread 😉 1mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 1mo
Cinfhen @DivineDiana my friend told me last night that the author is teaching this book in the fall at MainLine Night Classes!!!! Sounds amazing 1mo
DivineDiana I saw that! It‘s actually a one day, hour and half book discussion. Sounds like a repeat of what I saw at Ardrossan. 1mo
Cinfhen Oh, she thought it was a 6 week class 😜 @DivineDiana oh well!! 1mo
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Ardrossan is an estate near my home. If you ever saw the movie, The Philadelphia Story, either version (one with Katherine Hepburn or one with the Grace Kelly), the character Tracy Lord was based on Hope Montgomery Scott who lived here. The author is a member of the family and just published a memoir about her father. She discussed her book at the estate in an intimate setting. These are some paintings in the House. It was magnificent!

Dragon Love both movies but I confess the Cary Grant/ Katherine Hepburn version is my favourite. I had no idea that Tracy was based on a real person! So cool 😎 4mo
DivineDiana @Dragon It was dreamlike actually being in the house, sitting on a sofa in front of the fireplace. 4mo
Dragon Very awesome! 👍🐉 4mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Here are some portraits inside Ardrossan! 1mo
Cinfhen So cool!!! Excited for this book 1mo
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