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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 A social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist."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® Winning Actress Helen Mirren

Ten years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she “the peoples 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, Englands 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.  

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About the Author

Tina Brown was 25 when she became editor-in-chief of England's' oldest glossy magazine The Tatler, reviving the nearly defunct 270 year old magazine with an attitude and style that gave it a 300 percent circulation rise. She went on to become editor-inchief of Vanity Fair, and won four National Magazine Awards. Brown herself has received 4 George Polk Awards, 5 Overseas Press Club Awards, and 10 National Magazine Awards, as well as the C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth. She is married to Sir Harold Evans. The couple have two children and reside in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307388766
Author:
Brown, Tina
Publisher:
Anchor
Author:
Brown, Tina
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Diana
Subject:
Diana - Friends and associates
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20080520
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PAGES BandW
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
6.95x4.14x1.57 in. .79 lbs.

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