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A Date with Death: The Fatal Transformation of Jane Andrews, Royal Confidante and Killer Hardcover – 6 Sep 2001


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; 1st Edition edition (6 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840185058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840185058
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 606,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Allan Starkie, Ph.D. is the author of the international bestsellers Fergie: Her Secret Life and Jet Set: Memoir of an International Playboy. He holds a Masters in Strategic Intelligence and a Doctorate in Business. Having begun his career in Army Intelligence, where he was decorated for his espionage initiatives, he went on to become the C.E.O. of Oceanics and the co-founder of the Duchess of York's German foundation, M.I.N.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pedro the Llama on 30 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a strange book, all the way through it I could only envisage the author saying "Ding Dong" Leslie Phillips style whilst standing outside a sixth form college for girls. He came across as that sort of character. The book seems to be about his sexual conquests and his 'relationship' as he put it with Fergie than anything else.

If anything his character assasination of Jane Andrews served only to make me feel quite sorry for her, the four year seduction of him by Jane seemed to consist of a rather tawdry fumble in a hotel room (which I am not too sure I believe happened) than any great love affair.

Don't read this book, it left me feeling rather unclean. Two lives have been destroyed, whether through cold, calculated, premeditated murder or an act of temporary insanity, I am not sure and no one apart from Jane Andrews ever will be.

Mr Starkie seemed to be just another person who used her to suit his own ends, whether it was to gain access to Fergie when she was cold shouldering him or to boost his ego when needed.

Dismal.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "austin_ed" on 20 Jun. 2002
Format: Hardcover
I found the denigration of Jane Andrews character to be somewhat sad. Here was a highly complex and vulnerable woman in many ways but the book portrays her in a single dimension and in ways to suit author self-promotion.
Starkies book lacks any intellectual depth or sympathy and to my mind is basically a self-serving biography full of distasteful tittle-tattle.
Those with any taste will certainly give it a miss.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TJDB on 19 Oct. 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book after seeing it advertised on television as I thought it would contain detailed information relating to Jane Andrews, the lover she alledgedly murdered and events leading up to the alledged crime.
I was disappointed to find that the bulk of this book related not to Ms Andrews, Mr Cressman or Mr Horne but to the author's interactions with the Duchess of York, the Duchess of York's problems and research and Mr Starkie's private life with other women.
If you want to read about the background of Jane Andrews, Thomas Cressman and the acctual crime, it's detection and the concusion to this very sad event, then do not buy this book because it will not be able to provide you with this information.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By joanroz@aol.com on 24 Oct. 2001
Format: Hardcover
A Date With Death (ISBN: 1840185058) is a really good read. The Author certainly knew Jane Andrews intimately and the details of their affair were illuminating and interesting. I thoroughly recommend this book!
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