I admit it: I'm going to have to read Tina Brown's new biography of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Brown had access to a number of people who knew Diana well and have not previously spoken for publication.
Fascinating tidbits for royalty watchers can be found in this article in London's Daily Mail.
More in USA Today and another article in the Daily Mail. The latter article contains some touching anecdotes about how Diana's sometime nemesis, Prince Philip, comforted William and Harry after their mother's death.
THE DIANA CHRONICLES is released this Tuesday, June 12th.
Christopher Andersen has a reasonably good track record writing well-researched People-ish celebrity bios, but his new book AFTER DIANA is controversial as he hauls out the old story questioning Prince Harry's paternity. It sounds like Brown's book is the one to pick up if you're in the market for a summer read on Diana.
If you're looking for a more serious royalty read, this summer my daughter is prepping for a fall college history class on the British Empire by reading Stanley Weintraub's great biography VICTORIA: BIOGRAPHY OF A QUEEN.
I bought my copy of VICTORIA at Harrod's in 1987. Little did I know then that a decade later the son of the owner of Harrod's would perish in the crash alongside Diana...