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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.

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"I wonder if Tina Brown ever had the Queen Dream? Back in the mid-'80s, around the time Brown moved from editing London's Tatler to Vanity Fair, an astonishing 65 percent of the English — including actors Judi Dench, Alec Guinness and several socialist politicians — confessed to dreaming of a cozy tete-a-tete with Her Majesty. (Full disclosure: I had my second tea-with-the-Queen dream after... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"Like any writer examining the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Tina Brown must peer into the world of British royalty with nose pressed to the glass. Unlike almost all of the others, Ms. Brown does not fog the windowpanes." Janet Maslin, New York Times

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"Tina Brown breathes new life into the saga of this royal 'icon of blondness' by astutely revealing just how powerful, and how marketable, her story became in the age of modern celebrity journalism." New York Times Sunday Book Review

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"[H]as enough of Diana's hairpin personality turns, emotional drops and gleeful summits to be a Disneyland thrill ride." Los Angeles Times

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"Tina Brown spares us none of the unchaste detail in her account of Diana's life....The book's greatest attraction, however, is its sheer wealth of detail, by turns salacious, vinegary, depressing and hilarious." Wall Street Journal

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Princess Diana stole the worlds heart. But what was at the heart of her complex behavior? That has remained a mystery — until now. Celebrated editor and fellow Englishwoman Brown reveals Dianas tumultuous inner life as no one else has.

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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 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.  

About the Author

Tina Brown was 25 when she became editor-in-chief of England's oldest glossy, 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-in-chief of Vanity Fair, and won four National Magazine Awards. In 1992 she became the first female editor of The New Yorker where she raised newsstand circulation by 145 percent. In 2000, Ms. Brown was awarded 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.

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This is an absolute breaktaking portrait into the life of probably the most influential person who ever lived. People who read, or will read this book, will be amazed how much truth and honesty that Diana really had, and on a much deeper level the balances with her public life, and her most personal pain that reflected each side of her.
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ISBN:
9780385517089
Author:
Brown, Tina
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
General Biography
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Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.52x6.62x1.46 in. 1.81 lbs.

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Product details 560 pages Doubleday Books - English 9780385517089 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Like any writer examining the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Tina Brown must peer into the world of British royalty with nose pressed to the glass. Unlike almost all of the others, Ms. Brown does not fog the windowpanes."
"Review" by , "Tina Brown breathes new life into the saga of this royal 'icon of blondness' by astutely revealing just how powerful, and how marketable, her story became in the age of modern celebrity journalism."
"Review" by , "[H]as enough of Diana's hairpin personality turns, emotional drops and gleeful summits to be a Disneyland thrill ride."
"Review" by , "Tina Brown spares us none of the unchaste detail in her account of Diana's life....The book's greatest attraction, however, is its sheer wealth of detail, by turns salacious, vinegary, depressing and hilarious."
"Synopsis" by , Princess Diana stole the worlds heart. But what was at the heart of her complex behavior? That has remained a mystery — until now. Celebrated editor and fellow Englishwoman Brown reveals Dianas tumultuous inner life as no one else has.
"Synopsis" by , " 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 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.  

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