This book is probably accurate as far as the facts about the Princess are concerned. My impression is that the author did not like the hero of her book which I think is not good at all as a starting point. I believe that Princess Diana is a wonderful role model, the person we can learn from, if we do not try to look at her from the point of view of the author who is obviousloy very moral and boring.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-08-05 The Princess of Walesaccording to this biography, ``the uncrowned queen of British fashion''is partial to French and Italian lingerie, which she often wears under her couture clothes. This is among the less-than-startling revelations of a generally respectful book, which also discusses the Queen-in-waiting's passion for shopping and having fun. The author notes Diana's headline-making activities, such as her appearances at night spots and the parties for her set, the ``Sloane Rangers,'' who dine at Kensington Palaceusually when Prince Charles is away. Trouble in the marriage is acknowledged with reference to disparity in age and temperament: Charles, bookish and reclusive; Diana, impulsive and gregarious. The serious issue of the future role of the royal family is slighted by the author's emphasis on Diana's glamourstet . Seward, editor of Majesty , a magazine devoted to coverage of the royal family, serves up entertaining morsels for the constituency. Photos not seen by PW. 50,000 first printing; first serial to Redbook and McCall's; Troll Book Club selection. (September)
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