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Penguin, Jul 3, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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Soon to be the subject of a major motion picture starring Naomi Watts as the Princess of Wales

An icon remembered in death as vividly as she appeared in life, Diana, Princess of Wales, is one of the most enduring personalities of the twentieth century-and one of the most enigmatic. With exclusive access to all those closest to Diana, Sarah Bradford now casts aside the gossip and lies and takes us to the very heart of the royal family to separate the myth from the truth of the Diana years. With the authority missing from previous accounts, as well as remarkable new sources, Diana delivers a complex and explosive look at a woman who continues to fascinate.

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User Review  - VickiFourie - LibraryThing

I used to think that the Diana's life was pretty simple: she got married to a prince, divorced 11 years later, then got killed in a car crash in Paris. This book showed me that everyone's lives ... Read full review

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User Review  - FicusFan - LibraryThing

This was an OK, book, that had some problems, and that could have been so much more. The tone of the writing sucked you right in, and the mostly evenhanded treatment received by all was very good ... Read full review


Chapter 1 The Country Girl pp 1 11
Chapter 3 Im Lady Diana pp 29 47
Chapter 5 Whatever Love Means pp 63 90
Chapter 6 The Beginning of the Fairy Tale pp 91 106
Chapter 7 Dimania pp 107 25
Chapter 8 The Best Double Act in the World pp 126 43
Chapter 9 Charles has gone back to his Lady pp 144 59
Chapter 10 A Dying Marriage pp 160 79
Chapter 14 The First Step Towards the Abyss pp 233 53
Chapter 15 The Inconsequential Years pp 254 68
Chapter 16 Towards a New World pp 269 80
Chapter 17 Fall from Grace pp 281 300
Chapter 18 Out on a Limb pp 301 20
Chapter 20 Diana the Hunted pp 338 55
Chapter 21 Fatal Summer pp 356 72
Chapter 22 Death in Paris pp 373 88

Chapter 11 Diana Fights Back pp 180 96
Chapter 13 The Volcano Erupts pp 216 32

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Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her previous books include Cesare Borgia, Disraeli, Princess Grace, George VI, Splendours and Miseries: A Life of SacheverellSitwell, Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen, America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Lucrezia Borgia.

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