Diana: The Portrait

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Comprehensive portrait of the life and humanitarian work of Diana, Princess of Wales authorized by the late Princess' Estate and her Memorial Fund. With gatefolds, acetate overlays, 100 exclusive images and 400 others chosen for their style or memorable qualities, this lavishly produced hardback is the ultimate keepsake to remember Diana by. The tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, shook the world. No one who lived through the days in the late summer of 1997 will ever forget the unprecedented outpourings of grief, shock and anger that followed. In the days leading up to her funeral it seemed as if the whole of humanity was mourning her loss. Many books have been written about Diana, but now for the first time is a book written by those closest to her ...This will be the ultimate keepsake for everyone to remember Princess Diana by, and will contain contributions from her family and friends. Illustrated throughout with over 500 images, 100 of which are exclusive. The foreword is by Nelson Mandela with an introduction by Diana's sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and all royalties will go to Diana's fund. This book explores Diana's life, and what will be the lasting impact of her legacy. How it was that she could reach out to touch not just individuals but communities too. Drawing on over 200 original interviews, including family members and friends, many of whom have not spoken about her before, this book will stand as a unique and lasting testament to the life and work of one of the remarkable and enduring icons of the twentieth century. This will be a unique and personal insight into Diana. Beautifully presented, and a real collector's item, exploring her life in exclusive detail.

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Ros Coward is a journalist for the Guardian and has written books including Female Desire and The Whole Truth: Myths and Meaning of Alternative Medecine.

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The tributes to the life and career of Lady Diana continue with this lavish production, authorized by her estate and Memorial Fund. Coming as it does with that seal of approval, it should be no surprise to readers that this large, glossy book is tasteful and keenly decorous. It’s also rich with photos from just about every one of Diana’s 36 years. Many images and testimonies will be familiar to her fans but some——particularly the ones depicting her early years dancing and swimming, attending boarding school and working at her first job—have never been published. Unfortunately, Coward doesn’t pair the pictures with captions, so if one isn’t familiar with every detail of Princess Diana’s history, it can be frustrating to try to decipher what the images show. The text relies primarily on interviews with those who knew (or even briefly encountered) the princess, from photographers to lawyers, fashion designers to fellow aid workers. Predictably, they all speak reverentially of her, but the extensive quotations set the book apart from many Diana biographies and show just how far her influence extended ("All the landmine stuff was jolly brave," says Sandy Gall of Afghanistan Appeal; "She made me more nervous than many military opponents," reflects Colin Powell, who led her to the dance floor at a charity gala for cancer). Coward is careful to show numerous facets of her subject, though the theme of Diana’s extensive humanitarian work dominates, while difficulties in her personal life are downplayed. If at times overly worshipful, the book is nonetheless a lovely compilation and a fitting continuation of Diana’s legacy, as the book’s net royalties will be donated to projects supported by her Memorial Fund.
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