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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784758868
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $22.99

The Diana Chronicles

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Tina Brown's definitive behind-the-scenes insight into the life of Diana Princess of Wales with a brand new introduction by Andrew Marr.

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Tina Brown's definitive behind-the-scenes insight into the life of Diana Princess of Wales, as depicted in the hit Netflix series The Crown, with a brand new introduction by Andrew Marr.
More than twenty 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?

In this commemorative edition, which includes a new introduction by Andrew Marr, The Diana Chronicles parts the curtains on Diana's troubled time in the mysterious world of the Windsors, as she breaks out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.

Knowing Diana personally, Tina Brown understands her world, understands its players and has-reaching insight into the royals and the Queen herself. Meet the formidable female cast and get to know the society they inhabit, as you never have before.

  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784758868
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Tina Brown

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer and editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker; founder of the Daily Beast and the live event platform Women in the World summits. In 2017 she published The Vanity Fair Diaries, chosen as one of the best books of the year by Time, People, Amazon.com, the Guardian, the Economist, Entertainment Weekly and Vogue. She lives in New York City.

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Praise for The Diana Chronicles

Ms. Brown is in an ideal position to sort out fact from factoid. She casts a sophisticated and skeptical eye over the reams of nonsense which have smothered the Diana myth. Her sophisticated approach, a triumph of reporting, makes The Diana Chronicles a candy feast of royal gossip to be consumed preferably at a single sitting. It will bring the summer to a standstill. Every last quip and quote, snip and sneer, joke and jape about this disastrous marriage is recorded with elegance and interpreted with wise understanding.

The New York Sun

Nothing comes close to Tina Brown's book for its tight grip on the dark human comedy that was Diana's life and death. Brown knows the ritual dances, the shouts and whispers of the tribes of Britain - the Sloanes, the paparazzi, the aristos, and the cocktail lounge lizards - better than anyone who has ever written this story, but she also has a perfect ear for the way ordinary people responded to the doomed Princess. The result is compulsively page-turning.

Simon Schama

Tina Brown makes Diana as deeply fascinating as the great heroines of literature. She is magnificent at creating atmosphere.

Daily Express

Authoritative and well researched, Tina Brown's book should become standard reading material about the People's Princess


The Diana Chronicles is a blockbuster: a rollicking, page-turning, fast quipping, gripping romp of a read. It is the work of a seasoned, serious journalist who understands that just because a subject has a populist appeal does not mean that it has to get the dumb treatment

The Times

Every previous Dianologist must now take a back seat. Tina Brown's The Diana Chronicles is not a book on Diana. It is the book. It conveys better than anything I have ever read, the basic intelligence of its subject. The truly impressive thing about the book is its wisdom. It is full of good mots. It is a master. Ruthless, relentlessly inquisitive, it made me cheer to the rafters.

A.N. Wilson, Sunday Times

Intensely well researched and an un-put-down-able read, Tina Brown's extraordinary book parts the brocaded velvet, lifts the expensive net curtains and allows us an unprecedented look at the world and mind of the most famous person on the planet. It is a tragi-comedy, a soap opera, a social commentary, a historical document and a psychological examination, written by a superb investigative journalist.

Academy Award Winning Actress, Helen Mirren

A fresh portrait of Princess Diana and the impact she had on a generation.


A definitive look.

Refinery 29

Filled with insider anecdotes and gleeful accounts of the Royal family’s dysfunction (spending every August in the freezing outpost of Balmoral for a start), it’s also the desperately sad tale of a young woman who wanted family love and support only to be left disillusioned and isolated but (thankfully) found great solace in her children.


The Diana Chronicles is an enjoyable romp. There are funny moments and Brown in an astute observer of people. Tina Brown is the biographer the princess deserves.

Sunday Telegraph

One of the most well-researched insider books on Diana's life . . . Essential reading for anyone interested in how she became the people's princess, and the battles she endured to ensure her legacy.


written with real understanding