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Diana

By: Andrew Morton
Narrated by: Caroline Langrishe,Michael Maloney,Andrew Morton,Jennie Bond
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Publisher's Summary

This exclusive edition features an introduction narrated by the author, and an interview between Andrew Morton and celebrated royal correspondent Jennie Bond.

A reissue of this classic title, updated with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and with a new introduction by Andrew Morton that reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication of Diana: Her True Story.

One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton's groundbreaking and controversial biography Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant global best seller. When it was first published, the original book was met with abuse and criticism from the disbelieving British establishment and mass media. At the time Diana's collaboration with Morton was a closely guarded secret. It was only in 1997, months after her tragic death, that Morton revealed how the princess was the hidden hand behind the most controversial royal book of all time.

In raw and revealing tape recordings, Diana exposed the sham of her marriage to future king Prince Charles, her eating disorders, her suicide attempts as well as her hope and faith in a happier future. This was royalty unplugged and uncensored, the princess talking candidly about her whole life, from her unhappy childhood to her time inside the royal family.

Sadly a life of such promise was cut short in an underpass in Paris. As a result Diana: Her True Story - in Her Own Words remains her one true testament, the nearest we will ever come to her autobiography. This new and revised edition reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication as well as Diana's long-term legacy, particularly the lives of her two sons, Princes William and Harry.

©1992 Andrew Morton (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A fascinating book full of new insights into the life and times of Diana.... Deeply personal, candid and sometimes shocking." ( The Sunday Times)
"A devastatingly and intensely personal account." ( The Independent)
"The definitive account of royalty in the late twentieth century." ( The Sun)

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Good read

an interesting insight into Princesses Dis life., with and without the Royal family. The princess had an amazing gift of being able the connect with people and her genuine want to serve the people was greatly overlooked by the Royal family.

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Impactful & Emotional

No matter what one's thoughts were of Diana, Princess of Wales, or of Britain's royalty, Diana's life's work did have a positive impact, and continues to make a positive impact on people's lives. One truly has to question the 'Royalty' factor and can only hope that Diana's influence on her sons will continue to flow through them to help bring about ongoing positive impacts throughout the world. Highly recommended listening even though it has been 25 years since Diana so tragically passed on.

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  • 01-08-2023

Refreshing to hear the truth

Very relevant and insightful. Excellent to have truthful writers unmasking the stale, cruel, disconnected, cold and harsh nature of this very much ancient and decrepit institution. Diana was the antidote to all that within the “royal” family, whose behaviour was anything but royal. Their machine chewed her up and spat her out and disregarded her contributions and her value. That’s what they are, nothing but a machine. I really appreciated how enlightening this book is. Thank you!

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Disappointed

I was expecting so much more of this book - particularly given the passage of time, and the addendum.
However, it was rambling, repetitive and really wasn't written to any sort of plan. I didn't find any of it factual or informative.

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Inspirational , insightful, direct and sad story!

For all the good she did it is so sad to think she never got her happy ever after fairytale! Fantastic book, loved it and can’t wait to read Harry’s book next!

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  • 21-09-2022

Great listenn

Though I didn't learn anything new, I appreciated the narrative and Diana's words. I saw her at Bayview during her Australian visit in the 1980s. Her light shone so bright!

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Intrigued and clarity.

Glad to have read after the event and have some perspective. Good read.and portrayal of Diana and to hear her words. Truly amazing human /mother / icon in one.

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A classic that I could listen to over and over again.

This ground breaking bio is still worthy of all the controversy it’s release caused almost 30 years ago. If you’re of the younger generation that has been introduced to Diana’s story through watching The Crown, this is the much needed back story you need to hear. Morton’s narration is emotive and quite good for someone who is not a professional voiceover artist.

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Interesting read

Very lengthy which added to the thorough detail and interesting life of Lady Di. I recommend for all who loved and those of us who didn't love this former Royal.

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Worth a listen.

Preface has me "whatever " .
The update put it in a well explained context.

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