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Diana: Her True Story -- in Her Own Words by Andrew Morton is a fully revised edition of the book Princess Diana secretly helped the author write in 1992. After 25 years, Andrew Morton revisited the princess's secret tapes for new insights into her life and mind.
Diana: In Pursuit of Love by Andrew Morton. An updated version of Morton's 2004 book about the last years of Princess Diana's life, based on interviews with friends, advisers, and colleagues. This edition published in 2013.
Diana by Sarah Bradford. With "exclusive access to those closest to Diana," the author tries to cast aside gossip and lies to separate the myth from the truth of the Diana years.
Diana, the People's Princess: A Celebration of Her Life and Legacy 20 Years on by Nicholas Owen. An illustrated look at the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, from childhood to her premature death at the age of 36. (Updated from the original 1997 edition.)
Diana: The Intimate Portrait by Judy Wade. Diana's friends describe what she was really like. (This is an updated version of Wade's previous book "Diana: The Truth.")
Diana: Story of a Princess by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig. Biography based on a ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series.
The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown. According to this biography, Princess Diana "felt the need to break out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect." The author knew Diana personally.
Diana's Secret London: An Extraordinary Journey Retracing Step-by-Step the Hidden Streets of Princess Diana's Capital by Glenn Harvey and Mark Saunders. Photos of sites associated with Diana's life, with maps and directions that readers can follow.
Diana: I'm Going to Be Me by Phil Dampier. The "People's Princess" revealed in her own quotes.
Pocket Diana Wisdom by Hardie Grant London. Inspirational quotes from Diana, Princess of Wales.
Female Force: Princess Diana by Chris Arrant. Biography of Princess Diana in comic book format.
Diana by Julie Burchill. A feminist biography that focuses on Diana's lonely childhood and tortured marriage. Very critical of the royal family and sympathetic to Diana, while not ignoring her faults.
Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess by Sally Bedell Smith. Controversial because it portrays Diana as manipulative and possibly unbalanced.
The Queen & Di: The Untold Story by Ingrid Seward. We've all heard that they didn't get along. But was the Queen really a cold and unforgiving mother-in-law? Not according to this book, which claims the Queen did her best to welcome Diana into the royal family.
Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell. About Diana's relationship with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Love and War by James Hewitt. The author reveals the details of his lengthy affair with Princess Diana.
Princess in Love by Anna Pasternak. Another account of Diana's romance with James Hewitt, published while Diana was still alive.
Frances: The Remarkable Story of Princess Diana's Mother by Max Riddington, Gavan Nade. Biography of Princess Diana's mother, Frances Shand Kydd, based on interviews with her. Includes previously unseen photographs.
The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales by Richard K. Evans. This genealogy book traces Diana's ancestors from the British Isles, northern and eastern Europe, the United States, and the Far East.
Diana's Rebel Heritage: Five Centuries of Scandal and Defiance by Gail Douglas. For over 400 years, Princess Diana's female ancestors built fortunes, wielded political power, set fashion trends, and suffered through scandals, heartbreaks and public scrutiny.
Blood Royal: The Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson. How the Spencers attained their power, how they wielded it, and the bitter twist of fate by which they achieved their greatest dynastic marriage -- the union of Diana Spencer with the Prince of Wales.
The Spencer Family by Charles Spencer. This history was written by Diana's brother, the ninth Earl Spencer.
The First Lady Diana: Lady Diana Spencer 1710-1735 by Victoria Massey. The first Lady Diana was a granddaughter of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (a powerful favorite of Queen Anne). The duchess tried and failed to arrange a marriage between Diana and the then-Prince of Wales. Like her 20th century namesake, Lady Diana lived at Althorp and died tragically young.
Improper Pursuits: The Scandalous Life of an Earlier Lady Diana Spencer by Carola Hicks. This Lady Diana (1735-1808) gave up her role as lady-in-waiting to the queen for love.
Althorp: The Story of an English House by Charles Spencer. This account of Althorp, Princess Diana's family seat, was written by Diana's brother. He discusses the estate's 500-year history, as well as Diana's burial there.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Fascinating biography of Princess Diana's great-great-great-great-aunt Georgiana, who was involved in politics, wrote a novel, set fashion trends, became addicted to gambling, and was a friend of Marie Antoinette. Highly recommended.
Privilege and Scandal: The Remarkable Life of Harriet Spencer, Sister of Georgiana by Janet Gleeson. The first biography of Lady Harriet Spencer, one of the most glamorous and notorious aristocrats of the Regency period.
Elizabeth and Georgiana: The Duke of Devonshire and His Two Duchesses by Caroline Chapman and Jane Dormer. The story of one of history's strangest love triangles. For 25 years, Lady Elizabeth Foster was the friend of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; she was also the mistress of Georgiana's husband. This book draws on Foster's previously unpublished letters and journal entries.
Emma, or The Unfortunate Attachment: A Sentimental Novel by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Novel written by Princess Diana's 18th century ancestor.
The Sylph by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Another novel.
The Housekeeper's Diary: Charles & Diana Before the Breakup by Wendy Berry. As housekeeper to Prince Charles and Princess Diana at their Highgrove mansion from 1985 until their 1992 separation, Berry witnessed the slow disintegration of their marriage. This book was banned in the United Kingdom.
Diana: Closely Guarded Secret by Ken Wharfe and Robert Jobson. Wharfe, who served as the princess's chief bodyguard for several years, shares little-known details of her life. Wharfe has praised Diana as a "warm-hearted and fun-loving woman" who "really did make a difference."
Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World by Ken Wharfe with Robert Jobson. In this follow-up to Closely Guarded Secret, Wharfe describes the six years he spent traveling with Princess Diana.
Protecting Diana: A Bodyguard's Story by Lee Sansum. A former royal bodyguard opens up about protecting and befriending the most famous woman in the world. Published in 2022, 25 years after Diana's death.
Diana: Her Transformation by Stephen Twigg. Written by Princess Diana's body-mind therapist, "who was a participant in her transformation from unhappy young woman to powerful figure on the world stage."
The Voice of Silence: A Life of Love, Healing and Inspiration; The Remarkable Story of Princess Diana's Spiritual Guide by Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo. Autobiography of a former nun who was nurse to the Duke of Windsor and says she was Diana's spiritual adviser.
A Royal Duty by Paul Burrell. Explosive allegations by Princess Diana's trusted butler, including the claim that Diana predicted that someone would arrange her death in a car crash.
Deber Real by Paul Burrell. This is the Spanish-language version of "A Royal Duty."
The Way We Were: Remembering Diana by Paul Burrell. Princess Diana's butler provides a visual tour of Kensington Palace with previously unseen interior photographs. Topics discussed include Princess Diana's amusing Hollywood relationships, her sisterhood with Sarah Ferguson, her happiness with 'The One,' and her relationship with Dodi Fayed.
In the Royal Manner: Expert Advice on Etiquette and Entertaining From the Former Butler to Diana, Princess of Wales by Paul Burrell. Burrell shares memories of Diana and recipes for some of her favorite dishes.
A Dress for Diana by David Emanuel and Elizabeth Emanuel. Designers David and Elizabeth Emmanuel reveal the story behind their creation of Princess Diana's wedding dress. Includes photographs of the preparation and rehearsals.
Diana Style by Colin McDowell. A celebration of Princess Diana's fashion journey, drawing on interviews with her designers, advisers and confidantes. Illustrated.
Diana: Style Icon by Dan Jones. An illustrated celebration of the fashion of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Dressing Diana by Tim Graham. Very popular book with numerous color photos of Diana in her working wardrobe, diplomatic wardrobe, casual wardrobe, and more.
Diana: Fashion & Style by Beatrice Behlen and Joanna Marschner. Celebrates the development of Diana's style with full-colour illustrations and text by Kensington Palace curators.
Diana: Her Life in Fashion by Georgina Howell. Includes 220 illustrations, 160 in color. Even if you're not into fashion, you'll find this book interesting and fun.
Diana: The Secrets of Her Style by Diane Clehane. Interviews, designer sketches, and photographs reveal how the princess was transformed into a fashion icon.
The Lady Di Look Book: What Diana Was Trying to Tell Us Through Her Clothes by Eloise Moran. Decodes Priness Diana's most show-stopping and poignant outfits. Includes interviews with people who dressed the princess.
Catherine Walker: An Autobiography by the Private Couteur to Diana, Princess of Wales by Catherine Walker and Liz Tilberis. Although primarily about the designer, this book is popular with Diana fans for its focus on Diana. Contains photos.
Diana, an Illustrated Collection and Price Guide: Porcelain Plates by Mary McMaster and Jose P. Torres. Detailed descriptions and current prices for Princess Diana commemorative porcelain plates. Published in 2003.
Diana: Collecting on a Princess by Charles Nobles is an identification and price guide to books, plates, dolls, magazines and other types of commemoratives and memorabilia. Published in 2000.
The Bodyguard's Story: Diana, the Crash, and the Sole Survivor by Trevor Rees-Jones and Moira Johnston. The long-awaited account by the sole survivor of the accident which claimed Princess Diana's life. Rees-Jones provides an unusual, up-close and honest look at Diana's last days and her relationship with Dodi Fayed. This book makes it clear that Fayed's bodyguards did their best to protect the couple under difficult circumstances.
Diana: The Last Days by Martyn Gregory. An investigation into the circumstances of Princess Diana's death. This is a revised and updated version of Gregory's previous book The Diana Conspiracy Exposed.
The Day Diana Died by Christopher Andersen is a detailed account of the last day of Princess Diana's life and what happened afterward. Gives interesting insight into Prince Charles' true grief over Diana's death and his mother's seeming indifference.
Tragic Accident With Princess Diana by Mark A. Babizhayev. Uses the car accident that took Princess Diana's life as the main point of reference in an exploration of the effects of glare and visual disability on driving.
Mourning Diana: Nation, Culture and the Performance of Grief edited by Adrian Kear and Deborah Lynn Steinberg. Explores the global reaction to Diana's death.
Remembering Diana: Cultural Memory and the Reinvention of Authority by Victor Jeleniewski Seidler. Considers the public outpourings of grief at the death of Princess Diana.
The Mourning for Diana edited by Tony Walter. A collection of essays.
Interpreting Diana: Television Audiences and the Death of a Princess by Robert Turnock. Examines the role television played in providing news about the Princess of Wales' death. The book explores why Diana's death affected so many people and suggests that TV is integral to the way we think about the world around us.
After Diana: Irreverent Elegies is a collection of essays on the media frenzy surrounding Diana's death.
Diana's Mourning: A People's History by James Thomas. The author questions the accuracy of media reports of widespread mourning for Princess Diana.
Diana: The Making of a Saint by Ted Harrison. How the death of a princess led to the birth of a cult.
Diana: Case Solved by Dylan Howard with Colin McLaren. Claims that Princess Diana made powerful enemies, including the royals.
Princess Diana: The Hidden Evidence by Jon King and John Beveridge. Conspiracy theories about Diana's death.
Cover-up of a Royal Murder by John Morgan. The author believes he has found hundreds of errors in the official Paget report into Princess Diana's death.
The Murder of Princess Diana by Noel Botham. According to the publisher, "This shocking expose blows the lid off cover-ups... secrets are revealed, lies are exposed -- and the truth about Diana's death is brought to light."
Diana, William, and Harry by James Patterson and Chris Mooney. A fictionalized account of Princess Diana's relationship with her children.
The People's Princess by Flora Harding. While awaiting her wedding to Prince Charles, Diana Spencer discovers the diary of King George IV's daughter, Princess Charlotte of Wales.
Di and I by Peter Lefcourt. Silly novel about an ordinary man who has an affair with Diana and persuades her to run away with him. Published before Diana's death.
In Cars: On Diana by Leanne Shapton. Visual essay and poem by artist who paints pictures of Princess Diana getting out of cars.
Stories About Diana's Car Accident
The Accident Man by Tom Cain. Fiction thriller about a freelance mercenary who organizes Diana's car crash.
A Life to Di For by Kay Kellam is a time travel novel about a reporter from the future who investigates Princess Diana's death.
The Little White Car by Danuta de Rhodes. Imagines what might have happened to the driver of the mysterious white Fiat Uno involved in the crash that killed Diana.
12:23 - Paris, 31st August 1997 by Eoin McNamee. Fiction thriller. It's August 1997. Princess Diana is visiting Paris, and sinister forces are on the move.
If Diana Didn't Die
Untold Story: A Novel by Monica Ali. Inspired by Princess Diana, this is a novel about a fictional princess who fakes her own death.
Princess Diana: The Day She Didn't Die by Heath Sample with Claire Hooper. Novel that imagines what might have happened if Diana had survived the car crash.
Whose Death in the Tunnel? A Tale of a Princess by Aaron McCallum Becker. A novel which suggests Diana did not really die.
Diana Afterlife Fiction
His Lovely Wife by Elizabeth Dewberry. After Diana's death, a woman staying at the same hotel hears the princess's voice in her head.
Diana: The Ghost Biography by Emma Tennant and Hilary Bailey. A mysterious new royal employee arrives at Balmoral.
Princess Diana by Al Berenger. A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography for children ages 4 to 7.
Diana, Princess of Wales by Robin Doak. While known as a fierce trailblazer and style icon, Britain's Princess Diana was emotionally fragile. For children ages 8 to 10.
Princess Diana by Tim Cooke. This biography includes full-color photographs and fun fact boxes offering bite-sized information. For children ages 8 to 11.
Who Was Princess Diana? by Ellen Labrecque. Illustrated biography for children ages 8 to 12.
Diana, Princess of Wales - Humanitarian by Sherry Beck Paprocki. Biography of a woman who overcame personal turmoil to make lasting contributions to the world. Includes photos. For children ages 9 to 12.
Prince and Princess of Wales: A Royal Colouring Album by Peggy J. Howe, Norman Wobschall, and Marguerite Wobschall. A coloring book celebrating the royal couple's courtship and marriage.
Diana, Princess of Wales Paper Doll: The Charity Auction Dresses by Tom Tierney. Shortly before her death, Princess Diana had many of her most famous gowns auctioned for charity.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles Fashion Paper Dolls in Full Color by Tom Tierney. Includes Diana's wedding dress and other outfits she wore at that time.
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