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Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words | Andrew Morton
The sudden and tragic death of Princess Diana caused the world to reflect on how much this singular woman meant to us all. This new edition of her life story -- which includes Diana's personal recollections in her own words, as well as an account of the events surrounding her death -- poignantly strengthens her hold on our hearts. From her fairy-tale wedding and the births of her two wonderful boys to the stunning collapse of her marriage, Diana's luminous but troubled life transfixed millions. Despite enduring heartbreak, illness, and depression, she never wavered in her commitment to the less fortunate, or in her determination to make a better life for herself and her sons. This revealing book is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography -- a lasting and powerful testament to her courage and spirit.
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Such an interesting and revelatory read. I‘d heard about this years ago when it was published but never thought to read it until now. Such a sad life for someone who looked like she had everything.

On another note, no reading pics today as I‘m flying home from Mexico, boo! Here‘s a pic that I really like of some of my tattoos. ☀️ 🇲🇽 🏖 🏝 ✈️ ☹️

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My mom had this book since the ‘90 and I‘m finally reading it.

CafeMom I think I read this one. Enjoy the trip down memory lane. 7mo
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Prince Charles wasn't an #easylover to Diana, since he was most of the time in love with another woman and Diana was chosen just because she was a virgin. #anglophileapril @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola

Cinfhen I really want to read this book!!!! 10mo
Mdargusch Good choice! He‘s the worst. 10mo
rubyslippersreads Great pick! I still can‘t like Charles. 10mo
emilyhaldi RIP Lady Di 😪 10mo
Reviewsbylola @rubyslippersreads Same! I definitely think Charles thought his reputation could bounce back from that one. Ummmmm, no. 10mo
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When I hear #Royalty I immediately think of Princess Diana ❤️👑👸 Such a tragic loss... 💔


Bklover I adored her. I can remember getting up very early to watch the wedding, and sadly did the same for her funeral. 11mo
vkois88 Such a beautiful, tragic soul 11mo
SailorMoon I was just a kid when she died, I was 9 years old... but I remember that I thought it was something so important to the world that I needed to write it down in my secret diary. 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover @vkois88 @SailorMoon I remember where I was when it happened... I was so saddened by it.. I watch every documentary that I can catch on about her... such a loss to the world 💔💔💔 11mo
wordzie ❤Princess Diana 11mo
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#MusicalNewYear #WhoLivesWhoDiesWhoTellsYourStory see where I‘m going with this....These 3 books are high up on my WANT to read list. I‘m hoping to read a lot more NF this year & I wouldn‘t mind seeing another musical or two. (Or 3🎵)

vivastory Great picks, Cindy! Hamilton is going to be here this summer. I'm really hoping to score tickets! 13mo
TrishB Great picks 👍🏻 13mo
Cinfhen I was fortunate to get tickets to see Hamilton on BDWY 2 years ago @vivastory worth the hype!!! And I did not pay a fortune which made it even better😆 13mo
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Cinfhen Have you read any of them @TrishB ?!? Has Mr. B?!!? 13mo
TrishB He‘s read the Prince and Freddie ones. There‘s no chance of him reading the Diana one as he has unprintable opinions of the monarchy generally 😁 I haven‘t read any!! You know how rare my NF reads are!! 13mo
Cinfhen Haha!!! Didn‘t think Mr. B would read Diana....but I‘m really keen to read it. Have a great day...hope you‘re feeling back to your full self 💕 13mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB Looks like Mr B would be great friends with my man 😂😉 13mo
TrishB @Cinfhen all good, except loss of reading time in work 😔 13mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB 👍🏻 lol! He‘s definitely for the revolution. 13mo
vicgreentoriafield LOVED Hamilton. 13mo
bluetheatregirl Where did you get Somebody to Love?? 13mo
Cinfhen It‘s available on Hoopla @bluetheatregirl 13mo
bluetheatregirl @Cinfhen Thank you so much! I‘ve been trying to find a Freddie Mercury bio. 13mo
Cinfhen Hope you enjoy @bluetheatregirl 📚🎵‼️ 13mo
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This is one of those biographies where you hug the book because you can't hug the person. Diana was amazing inside and out and she would've been a great queen.
It's easy to tell why she's loved by so many people and after reading the love I have for her has grown


I've read a lot of books as well as magazines over the years. Majesty & Royalty during HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. Just a few months before her death, my entire collection was stolen by movers from a reputable moving company. Never recovered it nor received compensation. It was then a double shock when she died so suddenly on 31 August 1997. These days I try to grab every conspiracy books out there.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 1y
TWMAuthor Thanks Eggs👍 1y
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This biography, written with Diana's help through interviews she secretly recorded with the author, is stunning. Intriguing, beautiful, sad, inspiring, poignant. I'm learning so much about the royal family politics, personal turmoil, and media circus she lived under. #recommend #history

SassyBookworm She was such a wonderful inspirational woman! 2y
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Ok, so I‘m “bending the rules” a bit with this one😉 The word “Princess” may not be in the title, but come on you can‘t get more Princess than Diana! 😊

#IAmSweetMarch #PrincessInTheTitle

JuliaTheBookNerd Diana = Princess! ❤️ 2y
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Very good. This was the updated Audiobook which included a foreword by the author and an interview with the author and Jennie Bond. This added to the story which was very cleverly written with the utmost care to the subject matter. Recommend


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A little time for morning reading!!

JamieArc A fun fiction read that might be a good companion to this is Untold Story by Monica Ali - if Princess Diana had faked her death. 2y
EllieDottie @JamieArc that sounds fascinating! I‘m putting it on my list! 2y
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Very tempted @Ms_T as I was looking at this in the works the other day!! 😘📚📖

Birdsong28 @ms_t Is this payback for me tempting you with MOM? 😂😂😂 2y
Birdsong28 @Ms_T Done it! Your also a bad/good influence 😘😂😂😂📚📖 2y
Ms_T @Birdsong28 HAHAHAAAA! Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😘 2y
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#SeptemBowie #day13 #UnderPressure I don't think they're was or will be again,a public figure under as much pressure as Diana,Princess Of Wales. Under fire from all fronts,the media,a neglectful husband who was in love with another woman,in-laws that put all the blame on her for their disintegrating marriage & the Royal PR machine who kept rolling her out like a prize goose even when she was clearly unwell.How she didn't breakdown I don't know.

Cinfhen Excellent choice!! The only other celeb I can think of who was remotely close...Michael Jackson 💔 (edited) 2y
Jess7 🙌🏼🙌🏼 2y
emilyhaldi Great choice!! Love Diana 💔 2y
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https://novelsandnonfiction.com/2017/08/31/just-read-diana-her-true-story-in-her... Andrew Morton's Diana: Her True Story was updated for the anniversary and is primarily based on secret interviews with the Princess conducted 5 years before her death. I found it very personal and moving, as well as informative - if somewhat biased. Read my review on the blog!

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Is there any other #richgirl who's had so much, but experienced such pain and difficulty, including her untimely death? I remember waking up at 4am to watch her wedding, and was just telling someone I watched hours and hours of news coverage when she died. #AugustGrrrl

LauraBeth I ❤️ her 2y
Suet624 Me too. To all of it. 2y
TNbookworm Me too! 2y
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Cinfhen That was such a terrible tragedy, I feel like the anniversary of her death is coming up.... 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Yup. The anniversary is Aug 31. 😰 2y
UwannaPublishme I remember both events so vividly, too. What a tragedy for the world to lose her. 😢 2y
emilyhaldi I will always remember where I was when I heard about her death. My mom was crying 😭 tragic! 2y
L_auren Just saw a beautiful documentary on HBO. About her as told by her sons (edited) 2y
ValerieAndBooks Diana ❤️ 2y
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I had some me time today, so, naturally, I spent it at the used bookstore. Came home with this eclectic stack. I never seem to walk out of there without a #bookhaul that fills my BOTM tote.

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Watching Diana: In Her Own Words, which uses taped interviews made for this book. Whenever I start to feel sorry for Charles and his royal duty, I remember what a shit he was to his wife. It will serve him right if he is never king.

queerbookreader This show has made me so emotional she literally suffered before they even got engaged 2y
queerbookreader I'm so sad omg 2y
Georgette73 He was an assmunch. Pardon my language. Glad the boys turned out well...they take after her good heart. 2y
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Megabooks So true!! 2y
Sydsavvy This picture!! 2y
Caroline2 Yep, I agree!! 👍🏻 2y
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I've been wanting to read this for yearssss! During the 20th anniversary of Diana's death seems like the right time to start! ☕️ 📚 👑

maich I like this book😍 2y
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#tinydancer #lyricalapril when I think about Princess Diana I always think of Candle In the Wind by Elton John. So that's why I chose this book for my photo taken at the Elton John concert where he sang Tiny Dancer and a whole lot more 😀

Cinfhen That was such a tragedy and you could see how visibly distressed Sir Elton was 💔 3y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen I agree 🐉 3y
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Diana is amazing and brave woman. 👍 #Diana #biography #truestory #royals #mademecry

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Spent the day waiting for Will and Kate. I was not disappointed but my photo is not great. It was such a lot of fun 👑

Megabooks Awesome!! 3y
BookishFeminist Very cool!! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 💗 3y
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DebinHawaii That is totally cool! 👍😀👑 3y
Dragon Thanks @Ebooksandcooks @BookishFeminist @erzascarletbookgasm @DebinHawaii they walked by quite quickly. But it was so worth the wait 3y
Yournewfriendsams So cool! 3y
LauraBeth Awesome pic ❤️ love them 3y
katedensen Ahhhhhh! Amazing. 3y
Qemorio How wonderful!! 3y
Posemn Fun! Fun! Fun! 3y
Dragon Thanks @Yournewfriendsams @LauraBeth @katedfisher @Qemorio @Posemn it was a fun day. I was standing by a fun group and we made the most of the experience 😀 3y
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I'm guilty of reading pretty much any book about Diana, Princess of Wales. This is one of them. Tomorrow her son and his family are coming to town. Sweet!!! I am beyond excited. I'm going downtown early to see if I can get a spot 🙏

Stephanie-Anne @Dragon Which is your favorite Diana biography? 3y
Dragon I have to say this one. It's the first one I read and I think she really did cooperate closely with Andrew Morton. 3y
Suzze They are a gorgeous family. It must be exciting to see them. 3y
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Dragon Oh @Suzze I just hope I will see them. Apparently the viewing areas for the press and dignitaries are set up so I'll need to find a spot for the regular people. I plan to take the bus 🚌 down and get there very early 3y
Suzze @Dragon Have fun! 3y
Gezemice Gorgeous piccture 3y
Dragon Thanks @Gezemice I took back in July 3y
raelaschoenherr Kate is my girl crush! 3y
Dragon @raelaschoenherr I wonder what she'll be wearing? 👑 3y
raelaschoenherr No matter what, she'll look stunning and lovely and perfect 💁🏻 3y
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