If you thought Diana Princess of Wales was a misunderstood saint, time
to pick up Tina Browns new revisionist biography, The
Over 500 meticulously researched pages, former New Yorker editor Brown
debunks the Diana myth (Sly Di may have suited her more than Shy Di),
painting a portrait of a manipulative and scheming girl who tossed her
nannys engagement ring down the drain and whose biggest academic
achievement was a prize for guinea pig husbandry.
In Browns signature fast-paced, funny prose, we learn of a Princess who
spent evenings dancing around the Palace alone with Wham! on her Walkman
and pulling peoples hair at dinner parties.
And, inevitably, you end up loving the Princess all the more for it.
The Diana Chronicles (Doubleday, 2007) $28 at Book Warehouse, www.bookwarehouse.ca