Diana

Her True Story - In Her Own Words

Author: Andrew Morton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

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One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton is a leading authority on modern celebrity, and one of the finest investigative writers of our age. His ground-breaking and controversial biography, Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant bestseller. The original book was met with torrents of abuse from the British Establishment and the media. No one at that time would believe that in fact Diana had secretly collaborated with Andrew Morton in the writing of the book, until 1997 when its re-publication in the wake of her death showed beyond any doubt that she had in fact done so. Working with Morton on the book, Diana exposed life inside the royal family and shook the Establishment to its foundations. Sadly, however, the new life Diana had hoped for was tragically cut short. Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words allowed her to give her own account of life as a royal. The Princess's memory lives on, as does the public and press interest in her. This world bestseller bears testimony to Diana's life, finally allowing her to have her say. It is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.

Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words

The Sunday Times Number-One Bestseller

Author: Andrew Morton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLER. A reissue of this classic title brought up to date with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and a new introduction by Andrew Morton. This edition reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long-term legacy of Diana, the woman who helped reinvigorate the royal family, giving it a more emotional, human face, and thus helping it move forward into the 21st century.

The Diana Chronicles

Author: Tina Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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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.

The Biography Book

A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 629

View: 388

From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

Diana

Author: Sarah Bradford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 882

*20th anniversary edition featuring a new afterword* Glamour. Duty. Tragedy: The Woman Behind the Princess. Sarah Bradford delivers an authoritative and explosive study of the greatest icon of the twentieth century: Diana. After more than a decade interviewing those closest to the Princess and her select circle, Sarah Bradford exposes the real Diana: the blighted childhood, the old-fashioned courtship which saw her capture the Prince of Wales, the damage caused by the spectre of Camilla Parker Bowles, through to the collapse of the royal marriage and Diana's final and complicated year as single woman. Diana paints an honest portrait of a woman riddled with contradictions and whose vulnerability and unique empathy with the suffering made her one of the most extraordinary figures of the modern age.

Mourning Diana

Nation, Culture and the Performance of Grief

Author: Adrian Kear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on September 1 1997, prompted public demonstrations of grief on an almost unprecented global scale. But, while global media coverage of the events following her death appeared to create an international 'community of mourning', popular reacions in fact reflected the complexities of the princess's public image and the tensions surrounding the popular conception of royalty. Mourning Diana examines the events which followed the death of Diana as a series of cultural-political phenomena, from the immediate aftermath as crowds gathered in public spaces and royal palaces, to the state funeral in Westminister Abbey, examining the performance of grief and the involvement of the global media in the creation of narratives and spectacles relating to the commemoration of her life. Contributors investigate the complex iconic status of Diana, as a public figure able to sustain a host of alternative identifications, and trace the posthumous romanticisation of aspects of her life such as her charity activism and her relationship with Dodi al Fayed. The contributors argue that the events following the death of Diana dramatised a complex set of cultural tensions in which the boundaries dividing nationhood and citizenship, charity and activism, private feeling and public politics, were redrawn.

Charles & Camilla

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 836

This is the definitive account of one of the most extraordinary stories of our time. Gyles Brandreth, acclaimed biographer of the Queen and Prince Philip, presents a unique portrait of their son, Charles, Prince of Wales, and of the one 'non-negotiable' love of his life, Camilla Shand, now Duchess of Cornwall. What are Charles and Camilla really like? What is their heritage? What has made them the way they are? This is both a revealing portrait of two unusual individuals and a family saga like no other, told with unrivalled authority and insight - and humour - by a best-selling writer who has met all the key characters in the drama: Charles, Camilla, Diana, their children, their families and their friends.

Frequently Asked Questions About Self Mutilation and Cutting

Author: Jonas Pomere

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 305

Discusses self-mutilation, describing why some individuals choose to hurt themselves, explaining how body modification and self-mutilation are related, and pointing out where to go for help.

Voice of the Past

Oral History

Author: Paul Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 883

The author offers advice on designing an oral history project and discusses the reliability of oral evidence. This third edition considers the use of new technologies, including video, in the recording of historical information.

Parenting Girls

Author: Janet Irwin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 122

The aim of this very practical handbook is to guide parents and the professionals who work with them in raising happy, well-adjusted girls. Contributors to the book have backgrounds in medicine, teaching and female health, and have firsthand experience of the joys and the problems of bringing up daughters.