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Diana by Andrew Morton
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I think that a better title for this book would be “The Tribulations of Princess Diana”. It is a bleak and depressing book, yet I couldn’t stop reading it. Also, I should mention that I read a 1993 edition of this book which was published before Diana divorced Charles. It was certainly a bit strange reading about a dead person as if she were alive.
Of course, the book was informative and held my interest constantly, there were even funny/feel-good scenes in it, but the main reason why I can’t rate this book 4 or 5 stars was because for most part it felt like endless enumeration of the miseries Diana had endured. It was really painful to read about her sufferings and I couldn’t help but think : “It couldn’t have been that bad!” I had a problem with Prince Charles being portrayed as a one-dimensional selfish, indifferent bastard. Maybe it’s true, perhaps he’s really like that, but I wanted to see at least one ray of hope in this book, something overriding those terrible sufferings Diana had endured, but there was almost nothing cheerful or hopeful in the description of her life as a Princess.A part of me wanted to believe that this biography is exaggerated and hyperbolical and I think this ruined the credibility of this book for me. Perhaps non-fiction is just not my cup of tea. I’d rather read about fictional tragedies than real ones.
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