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Diana

By Sarah Bradford

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Format: Paperback, 496 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 03 August 2017
*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.

About the Author

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Previous books include biographies of Disraeli, George VI, Elizabeth II and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (America's Queen), as well as two previous accounts of the Borgia family. She lives in London.

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The definitive biography. In this authoritative account, Bradford paints a revealing, accurate portrait of a complex woman flawed and adored in equal measure. * Daily Telegraph * Readers will find themselves gripped by this gloriously gossipy account. Bradford is even-handed and unafraid. -- Jeremy Lewis * Sunday Times Books of the Year * Diana is Sarah Bradford's excellent and authoritative new biography of the most extraordinary woman in recent history ... Sarah Bradford has set a high standard for the others to follow -- Virginia Blackburn * Daily Express * You feel from this book that you know the woman as she probably was, and that is because, perhaps for the first time, a grown-up has written about her -- Adam Nicolson * Evening Standard * Bradford has a real grasp of history and the ability to make it spark into new life * Sunday Telegraph * A woman of intelligence and taste ... Bradford is an excellent writer who has produced a balanced and well-researched biography. -- Philip Hensher * Spectator * A very sad story. Bradford tells it eloquently, but it's her admirable detachment that leaves one pitying all, not one, of the characters involved. -- Antonia Fraser * Guardian Books of the Year *

EAN: 9780241980705
ISBN: 0241980704
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 19.9 x 14.4 x 3.3 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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