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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, as well as 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.

In The Diana Chronicles, you will meet a formidable female cast and understand as never before the society that shaped them. Among them are Diana's sexually charged mother, her bad-girl sister-in-law, Fergie, and, most formidable of them all, her mother-in-law, the Queen. 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.

©2007 Tina Brown; (P)2007 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"Tina Brown has produced something that is, as well as absorbing and stirring, witty and penetrating." (Christopher Hitchens)
"A delightfully smart and insightful book that...weaves a compelling human drama into a rich social history." (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe)
"This is not only first-rate biography, but a marvelous social history, and a bitingly accurate portrait of the English upper classes." (Michael Korda, author of Charmed Lives and Ike)

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The Diana Chronicles

It was definitely one of the worst books I've read about the Princess. I managed to listen to all of it but it was not what I hoped for.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Cariola
  • Chambersburg, PA USA
  • 01-31-08

Interesting, but . . .

extremely repetitive. Also, the book is not exactly chronological, and the author's leaping from year to year can be hard to follow. I don't hink I learned anything much new about Diana--but I do enjoy reading/hearing about her.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not a Page Turner!

Some interesting information........but the book is entirely too fragmented. I have rarely read or listened to a book that jumps back and forth in time the way this one does. Very easy to put down and no sense of compulsion to pick up again.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful