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This review is from: Charles & Camilla (Paperback)
Gyles Brandreth is undoubtedly a bit of a wally, but this book reads well: it's quite funny, seemingly well-researched and warm - but there are about twelve too many extraneous and gossipy facts as footnotes. Also it is very biased in favour of Charles and Camilla's relationship from the start - let's not forget that they started their relationship years before Charles met Diana and continued it throughout the marriage. The book paints Charles as a bit of an indecisive wimp, but basically a nice chap. The view of Camilla seems to be neutral - and although guilt on both their parts is assumed, it is glossed over with a vague notion that mistresses are just a part of royal history.
Surprised to see that Beryl Bainbridge gives it such an accolade on the cover - a pretty good book, but can't wipe the memory of Brandreth circa 1982, in a silly jumper, boring us to tears on the television.