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The princess / Wendy Holden.


"Princess Diana was the most famous woman in the world, celebrated across the globe for her poise and glamour. But before stepping out of the royal carriage at St. Paul's she spent nineteen years as the shy, awkward Lady Diana Spencer. How did the aristocrat ugly duckling become a beautiful royal swan? Bestselling author Wendy Holden explores the astonishing backstory and young adulthood of the ultimate royal celebrity. Britain, 1961: A bouncing blond baby is born to Viscount Althorp, heir to the Spencer earldom, and his wife Frances. Diana grows up amid the fallout of her parents' messy divorce. She struggles at school. Moving to London, she takes menial jobs as a cleaner and nanny. Her refuge throughout is romantic novels. She dreams of falling in love and being rescued by a handsome prince. In royal circles, there is concern about the Prince of Wales. Nearly 30, Charles remains unmarried; the right girl needs to be found, and fast. She must be young, aristocratic and come to the royal family without any past liaisons. The eighteen-year-old Diana Spencer is just about the only candidate. Her desperation to be loved dovetails perfectly with royal desperation for a bride. But as the ruthless Palace machine starts up, there are challenges for Diana to face, from press intrusion to a certain Mrs. Parker Bowles. Can her romantic dream survive the forces that shape her into a global icon?"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593437308
  • ISBN: 0593437306
  • Physical Description: 399 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-382).
Subject: Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997 > Fiction.
Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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