Synopses & Reviews
Kate Middleton is the girl everyone wants to be.
Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton is living a perfect Cinderella fairy tale. She is the woman who won the heart of Britain's most desirable bachelor.
Academically gifted and sophisticated beyond her years, this dark-haired beauty possesses the natural poise and impeccable breeding necessary for the wife-to-be of the heir to the throne. She has charmed Prince William and his circle and captivated the entire House of Windsor. Yet there is a history behind her polished veneer that would surprise any royal court observer—an extraordinary, inspiring, and deeply moving tale of an impoverished working-class family that overcame deprivation and adversity to rise to the upper echelons of British society.
Based on exclusive and intimate interviews with Kate's closest friends and relatives, and containing photographs, many published here for the very first time, Claudia Joseph's Kate is a fascinating portrait of the extraordinary young woman who may be queen—and the story of a family's remarkable journey from the mining villages of Durham to an apartment in the royal residence of Clarence House.
Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton is living a perfect Cinderella fairy tale, having won the heart of Britain's most desirable bachelor, Prince William. Joseph reveals an extraordinary, inspiring, and deeply moving tale of an impoverished working-class family that rose to the upper echelons of British society.
Kate by Claudia Joseph, is a true-life fairy tale: the biography of Kate Middleton, Princess-in-Waiting, who is quite possibly poised to be the next Queen of England. The extraordinary Cinderella story of the beautiful, charming, sophisticated young woman who has snagged Britains most eligible bachelor, Prince William, Kate is a must-read for all the many followers of the lives, loves, and remarkable turns of the royal family of Great Britain.
About the Author
Claudia Joseph trained as a fashion journalist at the London College of Fashion before becoming a news reporter. She has worked at Tatler, The Times, and the Mail on Sunday, and contributes regularly to a number of British newspapers and magazines. She lives in London.