The Diana Chronicles
by Tina Brown
Join the wickedly observant Tina Brown as she takes you through the years when Princess Diana was the queen of everyone’s heart! Brown’s writing snaps, crackles and pops as she discusses Diana’s courtship with Prince Charles, the tragedy of their marriage and her later death, and the effect she had both on the British monarchy and the world. Brown is an impartial observer who does not shrink from telling us that the Golden Princess of Wales was often a needy, lonely, and angry woman, but one who had great courage and compassion. This book is a page-turner!
Royal Feud: the Dark Side of the Love Story of the Century
by Michael Thornton
In December of 1936, Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Great Britain to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. His brother the Duke of York, was crowned King George the VI six months later. His wife was Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore and known to us today as the Queen Mum. She and Wallis, two women with more similarities than differences, were to have a lifelong relationship of mutual antagonism that only thawed when Edward died.
Michael Thornton paints a vivid picture of these two strong characters and their lives and struggles. Beneath her fluffy hats and constant smile, the Queen Mother is revealed a woman of extraordinary strength. And Wallis Warfield Simpson is much more than a mere gold-digger or femme fatale in this wonderfully written book.