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Alexandra de Borchgrave Authors 9/11 Book

Monday, 19 September 2005 12:00 AM

"My message is simple – the need for courage to overcome the fear within us, and for hope to rebuild after the devastation of a tragic event," says Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave, who's published a book of poems inspired by the 9/11 tragedy.

Alexandra – wife of internationally renowned journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave – attended a ceremony marking the second anniversary of 9/11 and watched as the children of the terrorists' victims called out the names of parents killed in the attacks.

Recalling the ceremony, she said she felt a desire to reach out to those children with words of compassion and encouragement.

The result is "Healing Light: Thirty Messages of Love, Hope and Courage," published by Glitterati Incorporated on the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Although she had never written poetry before, Alexandra – a respected photographer – said within a month of the moving children's ceremony, she had produced 30 delicately crafted poems for readers of any age who need to lift their spirits.

The book is "for all those who strive to overcome the adversity of life and who seek comfort, joy, strength to meet the challenges of today," she said.

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has ordered 4,000 copies to give to the children of parents killed on September 11, 2001.

The book is illustrated with Indian Mughal miniature paintings, and the forward is by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, who describes the book as "an oasis of compassion and inner calm."

Alexandra, daughter of former U.S. Ambassador Henry Villard, is an avid supporter of the arts and has chaired events for such organizations as the American Ballet Theater and Arts for the Aging.

She is the co-author of "Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan," a portrait of her great-grandfather, a German immigrant who became a famous war correspondent during the Civil War.

After the war Henry Villard launched a business career, funded Thomas Edison's early experiments and became the first president of General Electric.

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