Mon, 21 April 2014
Rosemary Kennedy and her developmental disorder. How the family tried to cope with it, how severe it was. Problems arising as she got older. Joe's inability to deal with it and general familial denial. The ill-fated lobotomy.
Kick Kennedy's outgoing character. Her close relationship with Joe Jr. and Jack. Kick's relationships with Lem Billings, Sir Hugh Fraser, and J. Peter Grace. Her romance with Marquess of Hartington William Cavendish. Kick's work as a journalist. Jack's relationship with Inga Arvad. Kick's awkward platonic relationship with John White. Kick's marriage to William Cavendish. Rose's disapproval of Kick's not marrying a Catholic. William's short lived political career and tragic death in WWII.
Kick's covert romance with Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, Earl of Fitzwilliam. His scandalous divorce. Rose's further disapproval. Kick and Peter's tragic death in a plane crash in the South of France.