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Diana: 1961-1997 Her True Story

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The sudden and tragic death of Princess Diana has caused the entire world to reflect on how much this singular woman meant to us all. From her fairy-tale courtship, her wedding to Prince Charles, and the birth of her two wonderful boys to the stunning collapse of her marriage and the revelation of her psychological and physical trauma, we witnessed and shared in the wide range of emotions in her life. In the last few years, Diana's dedication to the downtrodden and unloved and her commitment as a mother have only strengthened her hold on our hearts.

When Diana: Her True Story was initially published in 1992, it was met with a hail of abuse from the British Establishment. As time passed, however, the magnitude of Diana's marital and personal distress made it clear, even to the greatest doubters, that this book was indeed Diana's true story; and finally, in 1995, she revealed in a BBC interview that she had indirectly cooperated with Andrew Morton.

What has not been known, however, until the publication of this new edition, is that Diana: Her True Story was in fact almost entirely based on her own words, supplemented by interviews with her friends. In 1991 and 1992, when this book was first conceived and written, Diana felt trapped and powerless within the royal family. She knew that the truth about her life was submerged under a mountain of royal propaganda. Diana: Her True Story chronicles Diana's unhappiness, which began shortly before her wedding day, and reveals the life of a young and beautiful woman who, trapped in a loveless marriage, had sunk to the depths of despair; from which recovery seemed impossible. In an act of desperation, she made the decision in 1991 to tell her own story, no matter what the cost. And so she and Andrew Morton began a collaboration that was to shake the royal family to its foundations and, eventually, force Diana to seek a new life. Tragically, that new, and briefly happy, life is over.

This new edition contains the story of how the book first came into being. What's more, Diana is able, finally, to tell her own story, in her own words. Its pages contain her own testament — the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.

About the Author

Andrew Morton, described by the Sunday Times as "the leading royal writer," has become a household name as a result of the publication of Diana: Her True Story. He is the author of several bestselling books and has won numerous awards, including Author of the Year and a special prize for services to journalism. He is a familiar figure on television around the world. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684850801
Author:
Morton, Andrew
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Diana, princess of wales, 1961-1997
Subject:
Princesses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Completely rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Completely revised ed.
Publication Date:
19971010
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.62x6.47x1.32 in. 1.60 lbs.

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