Maite, the second youngest of the Kelly Family, was shy for a long time. Today she is celebrated in the hit world. About plastic bags as a replacement for shoes, the rise and fall of the Kelly Family and how Maite found her own way to success – and happiness.
Whenever she’s in Berlin, Maite Kelly drops by her favorite antiquarian bookshop on Gendarmenmarkt. Then she looks for historical children’s books, which occasionally find their way between hand-colored copper engravings, between color lithographs by Chagall or first editions by Goethe. Today she is lucky. “Wonderful,” she exclaims after a short rummage, a children’s book from 1948 in her hand, a colorfully illustrated world from the darkness of the post-war period. 25 euros, is bought.