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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 with a brand new introduction by Andrew Marr.
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 new 20th anniversary 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.

  • Pub date: 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 journalist, editor, author, and founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media, a company dedicated to summits, salons, flash forums, and debates. Between 1979 and 2001, she was editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and she also authored the 2007 best-selling biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles. In 2000, she was awarded the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen for her services to journalism. In October 2008 Brown launched and edited the digital news site The Daily Beast, which won the news website of the year award in 2012 and 2013. In 2010 she launched the annual Women in the World Summit that convenes extraordinary leaders such as Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, and Christine Lagarde as well as inspirational activists and political change-makers from all over the world to join the three-day event at Lincoln center, share their stories, and offer solutions to building a better life for women and girls. In 2014 she launched Tina Brown Live Media to expand Women in the World nationally and launched summits in London and Delhi. The first London Women in the World Summit in 2015 featured participants such as Theresa May, Nicole Kidman, Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, Nicola Sturgeon, Queen Raina of Jordan, Cara Delevingne, and German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen. It generated 515 million Twitter impressions, and an estimated 1.5 billion print, online, and broadcast press impressions. Tina Brown is married to editor, publisher, and historian Sir Harold Evans and 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

“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.”

Stylist

“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

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

Daily Express

“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

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

Tatler

“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 abook 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”

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”

Newsweek

“written with real understanding”

Choice

“A definitive look.”

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