Princess Diana

Nesnick, Author, Victoria Gilvary Nesnick, Author M. Evans and Company $13.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-87131-558-8
This fact-filled volume should be well received by all those fascinated by the Princess of Wales. Although diehard fans may want to read the book from beginning to end, the question-and-answer format makes it easy for readers to hunt for the topics that interest them most. After a chapter devoted to Diana's childhood, the book discusses the royal couple's courtship and wedding, lingers fondly over Diana's clothes and jewels and finishes by examining the details of Diana's life as a princess. While much of this material will be familiar to those who have followed Diana over the years, trivia buffs may be interested in the royal couple's wedding gifts; others may appreciate the instructions on how to send Diana a birthday card and on the proper way to greet the princess. This is a flattering portrait: readers seeking scandal will have to look elsewhere. Occasionally the author's exuberance seems to overwhelm her good senseeven sympathetic readers may have difficulties with phrases such as ``many people are soothed by the Princess's peaches-and-cream complexion.'' But for the most part, the writing is brisk and clear, supplying an enthusiastic, detailed description of a princess's life. No ages given. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 12/01/1988
Release date: 12/01/1988
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