Diana – Story of a Princess

Diana – Story of a Princess

This volume aims to offer a subtle and honest portrait, without bias and exaggeration of the past. Drawing on new research and specially commissioned interviews, this book explains how a shy teenager grew up to be the most talked-about woman in the world, and why she became such a vigorous critic of the Royal Family.

‘It offers something fresh and pure and notably fair. Early on, the authors call the tale they have to tell ‘this story of magic and manipulation.’ It is greatly to their credit that that they have managed to resist being blinded by that magic or succumbing to that manipulation . . . Diana: Story of a Princess has a remarkably clear-sighted vision.’

Mail on Sunday

'A real achievement. They find something new and interesting to say about a subject we thought we all knew backwards.'

Ian Hislop

'Ground-breaking. The most penetrating portrait yet . . . the real story behind the lies and propaganda.'

Daily Mail

‘The best account yet of the tragedy . . . A world away from the synthetic soap-opera of most royal accounts. Anyone who advises royalty – not just those on the official payroll – would benefit from reading it.’

Patrick Jephson, former Private Secretary to Princess Diana

‘Diana: Story of a Princess is a good, plain, lucid, responsible [book]’


‘A convincing and at times moving portrait.’

Sunday Telegraph

‘Intelligent and well-researched . . . the best account so far of the unlucky lady and her mystifying cult.’

Ben Pimlott, New Statesman Books of the Year

‘Cuts through the speculation and distortion . . . a three-dimensional picture of this complex, remarkable woman.’



11th January 2015


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