The Diana Chronicles

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Arrow, 2011 - Princesses - 528 pages
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"Intensely well researched and an un-put-down-able read, Tina Brown's extraordinary book parts the brocaded velvet and allows us an unprecedented look at the world and mind of the most famous person on the planet. A social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist."
-Academy Award(R) Winning Actress Helen Mirren
Ten years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she "the people's princess," who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy?
Only Tina Brown, former Editor-in-Chief of "Tatler," England's glossiest gossip magazine; "Vanity Fair"; and "The New Yorker "could possibly give us the truth. Tina knew Diana personally and has far-reaching insight into the royals and the Queen herself.
In The Diana Chronicles, you will meet a formidable female cast and understand as never before the society that shaped them: Diana's sexually charged mother, her scheming grandmother, the stepmother she hated but finally came to terms with, and bad-girl Fergie, her sister-in-law, who concealed wounds of her own. Most formidable of them all was her mother-in-law, the Queen, whose admiration Diana sought till the day she died. Add Camilla Parker-Bowles, the ultimate "other woman" into this combustible mix, and it's no wonder that Diana broke out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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User Review  - liz.mabry - LibraryThing

It was OK - I didn't particularly enjoy Tina Brown's reading style. Specifically, there were, at multiple points during the book, clear changes in tone and tempo indicating that she had stopped ... Read full review

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User Review  - drmarymccormack - LibraryThing

I have two copies of this book because I forgot that I had already read it, so that must mean something? It's a good book and I really like Tina Brown. The New Yorker and Vanity Fair were never better ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Tina Brown was twenty-five when she became editor-in-chief of The Tatler, reviving the nearly defunct 270 year old magazine. She went on to become editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, and in 1992 she became the first female editor of The New Yorker. In 200, Tina Brown was awarded a C.B.E. She is married to Sir Harold Evans and has two children. They reside in New York.

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