Diana: Her True Story
was originally published in 1992 under the guise of a quasi-authorized biography
, with mostly unnamed courtiers and royalty as the accredited sources. It instantly became a sizzling, international bestseller that lanced the boil of Windsor family dysfunction, triggering a chain of events that led to Charles and Diana's divorce. After her tragic death in 1997, Andrew Morton revealed that Diana herself had not only been the main source for the book, but had also edited his original drafts for accuracy. In return for this gold mine of information, Diana wanted complete anonymity for fear of retaliation from the queen. Her True Story in Her Own Words
is enhanced by more than 75 full-color photographs of the princess, from her childhood in Althorp to her marriage to Charles at Westminster Abbey to her humanitarian efforts, and finally to her unforgettable funeral service. However, the most poignant portrayal of the princess emerges from the unedited transcriptions of Diana's interviews with Morton: "I think I'm going to cut a very different path from everyone else. I'm going to break away from this setup and go and help the man on the street."
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Paul Levy The Wall Street Journal
MR. MORTON STRONGLY INSINUATES THAT HE HAD THE PRINCESS'S HELP...[he is] an ideal mouthpiece for the Friends of Diana, who have openly blabbed to Mr. Morton, a brilliant ploy that allows the princess herself to deny any involvement.