5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2007
This book is worth the money as a comedy read. It is so innacurate, it is laughable. It is written for the American public - the kind of whom believe ENGLAND stands for the whole of the United KIngdom. Whether you are a royalist or not, the entire book is full of such laughable factual errors and implausible scenerios that it is an extremely bad advertisment for UK/US understanding. Check any modern history book for the dates the author gets wrong, and check your own common sense for the lies he makes up - to deceive and entrall the American (and world's) public.
If the author wishes to defend this my email is LlandudnoCDW@aol. com
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 25 October 2008
However much some of the other Royals may wish she would just "disappear," Diana is going nowhere, and her life and legacy continue to cast a shadow over the experiences of those she left behind.
She was an imperfect person, the difference being that her imperfections were exposed on a world stage. Many people have made the kinds of mistakes she did; she just made them in public. However, she will always have as her legacy the fact that she was the mother of the future King, and that's what this book is really about. William and Harry have a hard act to follow in the charitable work their mother performed, and a difficult situation to fix in the mess that their father has made of "the Firm's" private business. Both boys have made missteps, as young people are wont to do, but they are very much Diana's Boys, and are trying hard to grow into their roles.
Christopher Andersen is clearly sympathetic to Diana, and is amused by Charles' sense of entitlement and confusion as to why the woman with whom he cheated on his wife wouldn't be accepted with open arms by everyone they meet. Some of his facts are simply incorrect (The Queen was married in 1947, not 1950, for instance). Overall, however, this is an eye-opening and interesting primer on the years since that awful day in 1997, and an idea of how Diana's memory might continue to influence the Royal Family in the future.