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The Diana Chronicles
The Diana Chronicles
Author: Tina Brown
"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 A social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist." — ?Acade...  more »® 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.  

From the Hardcover edition.
ISBN-13: 9780307388766
ISBN-10: 030738876X
Publication Date: 5/20/2008
Pages: 720
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I was disappointed in this book after waiting so long to get it. I was expecting more of a personal story instead of "he said, she said" story.
Some parts were ok, but I skipped through alot of boring news stories. Everyone said different things so it was difficult to tell which was true or not. The sad part is that she was a lovely, caring woman that gave alot more than she ever got. Her sons are a wonderful tribute to her and will carry on her legacy which is a great blessing.
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Helpful Score: 3
There is nothing new in this very long winded book. If you don't know Diana's life, there are other books out there that tell the same story in fewer pages. The author, who lives in America, waste time insulting Americans and our way of life, which has nothing to do with the life and legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales. The author critisizes other authors who have made money writing books about Diana. She clearly lives in a house with no mirrors. Ms. Brown, British Airways called, your boarding pass is ready. Choose another book.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It held my interest and I think is a must read for Diana fans.
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Tina Brown delivers a fascinating, comprehensive look at the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her continued affect on the British monarchy. Pretty compelling stuff.
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Diana was flawed just like all of us, operating on childhood insecurities that influenced her choices as an adult. She was also canny and had a natural empathetic intelligence. What a joy it was to watch her blossom into a confident, glowing, and independent woman. But this book was so long-winded and often outright boring! It could have easily been edited to half its length and still give the reader insight into the Princess. 3 stars.