The Diana Chronicles

The Diana Chronicles

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
"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 A social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist."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 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.

Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the late Princess Diana examines her relationships with the various women in her life, including her sexually charged mother, scheming grandmother, hated stepmother, competitive sisters, and the "other woman," Camilla Parker Bowles.

& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385517089
Characteristics: xvi, 542 p. ; 25 cm


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debwalker Apr 30, 2011

"Diana Spencer changed the monarchy forever and her presence feels stronger than ever as her eldest son gets ready to marry. Tina Brown dug deep for The Diana Chronicles (she interviewed more than 250 people in the course of researching the book) and came out with a gem that offers readers a captivating look into the life and death of the world's most famous princess."

CBC Books

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