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Synopsis: The life story of Diana, Princess of Wales, at last is told in full. Here is the first complete, honest, and objective biography that shows all facets of this fascinating and enigmatic woman: her magic, her manipulations, her dazzling public persona, and her role inside the world's most exposed marriage. Drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, and based on the groundbreaking four-hour ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, "Diana" contains never-before-revealed detailed accounts and stunning insights, including Diana's closest friends and colleagues as they refute the suggestion that she was "unbalanced" before she met her future husbandconfirmation by a family member that Diana wanted to withdraw from the wedding only weeks before, as she learned more of her husband-to-be's secret relationships with other womenthe loaded implications of Diana's pre-wedding lunch with Camilla Parker Bowles, held, ironically, at the Menage a Trois restaurantnew witnesses to the traumatic early years of Charles and Diana's marriage, and the loneliness that lay behind Diana's spectacular public successinterviews with senior royal officials, men and women who have never before shared their unique and objective views on the failure of the marriagethe truth, at last, about the allegation that Diana suffered from borderline personality disorderthe shocking story of a smear campaigna world-exclusive interview with both James Hewitt and his mother, Shirley, including touching accounts of Hewitt's affair with Diana -- and why his family believed that the romance wasconsidered "authorized"never-before-told details about Diana's "alternative family life" during the late 1980s -- the weekends she spent with the Hewitts even when James was away, and heartwarming stories of the close friendship she established with her surrogate mother-in-law, Shirley Hewittcompletely new details of the "arrangement," widely accepted inside the royal household, between two couples -- Charles and Camilla, James and Diana -- and their week-on, week-off sharing of their country homethe gruesome tactics of the paparazzi -- and the Palace's refusal to bar the "paps" from royal functionsconfirmation from her closest confidantes that Diana made nuisance phone calls to a married art dealersurprising revelations from those closely involved with Diana's charity work about how vindictive and spiteful she could be in her final years -- contrasted with a powerful account of her land mine crusade and her tender ministrations to victimsthe real reason the royal family remained at Balmoral after Diana's death -- and how the fear of angry mobs may have prompted a warning from Scotland Yard: their safety in London could not be guaranteed.Featuring thirty-two rare and unfamiliar photographsincluding seven never before published -- "Diana" not only captures the princess as she was, but also places her story in the context of twenty years of frantic social and economic change. It will stand as the ultimate, and ultimately most enlightening, telling of Diana's extraordinary life.
About the Author: Tim Clayton and Phil Craig are the authors of the bestselling book Finest Hour, based on a BBC1/PBS documentary series about 1940. Tim Clayton is the author of numerous books and a writer and producer of historical documentaries, including Voices in the Dark, about historian Carlo Ginzburg. Phil Craig joined award-winning British documentary production company Brook Lapping in 1998. His credits include an acclaimed television series on the Beirut hostage crisis.
Title: Diana: Story of a Princess
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Atria. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2793888812
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Book Description Atria. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2797333362
Book Description Atria. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2801121200
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