books and territory / HOUSE of SAVOY
The author dedicates to queen Helena, Victor Emmanuel III’s wife, a collection of 52 short and refined biographies of Savoy female sovereigns. He retraces the dynasty of Savoy’s history through the description of these women who had great personalities and different origins. Starting with Catherine of Shiren, wife to Berold, the reader get to know Blanche Marie Sforza, Anne Marie of Orléans, Mary Ann Clotilde of France, ending with queen Helena of Montenegro, a shy and discrete woman who takes personal care of his children’s education and loves to spend time in Racconigi. She decided the building of a darkroom so that she could develop her own pictures, taken to her children with her Kodak machine.
[…] la Principessa Elena di Montenegro porta in sè scolpite le simpatiche qualità della sua razza: ella è una Dama dolce e semplice, un tipo di bellezza pura e ideale, un’anima affettuosa e piena di entusiasmi, una gemma luminosa nella Corte di Savoja, ove le donne conobbero sempre il segreto di farsi amare e stimare.