Queen of Diamonds : The Fabled Legacy of Evalyn Walsh McLean, by McLean, Evalyn Walsh
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- ISBN: 9781577361923 | 157736192X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/30/2000
The last and longest private owner of the Hope Diamond, Evalyn Walsh McLean purchased the diamond when she was only twenty-four; spent more than $200,000 on a fabulous honeymoon and ended up in a Paris hotel without enough money to pay the bill; wandered the gloomy rooms of her home imagining crawling reptiles while overcoming her morphine addiction; and stood in the rain wearing a fur coat and clutching the Hope Diamond as her beloved Washington Post was auctioned. The deep indigo stone is but a single facet of her rags-to-riches story.