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The Diana Chroniclesby Tina Brown
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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 A social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist."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 concealedwounds of her own.Most formidable of them allwas 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.
In an incisive portrait of the late Princess Diana, a noted editor offers a fresh perspective on the enigmatic, multifaceted woman that looks at the various women in her life, including her sexually charged mother, scheming grandmother, hated stepmother, competitive sisters, in-laws and relations, and the "other woman," Camilla Parker-Bowles. 200,000 first printing.
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 amanipulative, 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
A tunnel in Paris — Diana: a slide show — Difficult women — The Super Sloane — The rise of the beast — The quest for a virgin bride — The hunter and the hunted — Whatever love means — The scream — The upstage problem — Stardust — Dynasty Di — Cries and whispers — Two kinds of love — Sex, lies, and audiotapes — Rending the veil — Saint and sinner — The beast redux — Deal or no deal — The last picture show — Crash — Remember me — Sequels.
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