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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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the peoples princess

a truely sad and moving story of a lady who touched many people and made them feel
they were not forgotten

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  • ELAINE
  • 14-08-2017

UPDATED VERSION - SUCH A FANTASTIC READ

Really wonderful listen. Must admit as a true fan of Diana, I did shed many tears.

It brought everything up to date with the references to William's marriage and children. Harry's charity work and help the hero's and Invictus games.

A wonderful, wonderful listen!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-2018

A must read!

This is a must read regarding Diana's life. It's surely an eye opener regarding the way she was treated by the royal family but also the press.

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  • K.M
  • 04-08-2018

A bit boring and a horrible narrator

I quite enjoyed the first part of the book and the discussion between Andrew Morton and Jenny Bond. I loathed the narrator who followed. Reverent, grandiose and in love with the sound of his own voice. I persisted but couldn’t listen for long periods of time as he annoyed me so much.
The story was quite drawn out but could have been more enjoyable if it had been read by someone who was interested in the story rather than how fascinating his voice was.

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  • L. Pointer
  • 27-06-2018

So boring I couldn’t finish it

Repeats itself very boring had high hopes for this book, I tried but not for me

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  • Amanda Armstrong
  • 16-02-2018

Excellent

It was very well read with added insight and up to date information regarding the Princes.

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  • Miss V. C. Frow
  • 12-01-2018

Very good

Very good. Enjoyed listening to the back story provided by the author at the start and the conversation between him and Jennie Bond. Very insightful and revealing.

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  • J
  • 10-12-2017

An interesting insight but a bit repetitive

I's read the original but enjoyed this more up-to-date version and would recommend it to anyone interested

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  • Craig M. Hanson
  • 03-12-2017

Interesting

There’s not much from Diana herself & some of the other chapters repeat. her section almost verbatim. It’s also very much from Diana’s point of view do her affairs and suicide attempts are glossed over. Her very suspicious death is surprisingly.not speculated on. A very interesting listen.

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  • Goddess110
  • 28-11-2017

good book but horrid narrators voice

The book was nice. A great insight into Diana's life by her.
But the voice if the narrator ilwas annoying and put me off listiening.

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  • Kim
  • 31-08-2017

dreary

got to be one of the most depressing diatribes ever. I have not lost my faith in Diana. Princess of Wales. This can only be a script for the return of spitting image. I sent it back. Narrator belongs in a Waitose lift.

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