Later this month will mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. The world is remembering her with all sorts of tributes. This week the library received a new book about the late “People’s Princess” filled with pictures commemorating her all-too-short life.
Check out: Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs published by National Geographic with a foreword by Tina Brown. The book is divided into sections detailing each stage in her life. It begins with her childhood which was marred by her parent’s divorce and lonely years at boarding school. Then comes the section dealing with her fairy tale wedding followed by an increasingly difficult marriage. There are photos showing the joy she took in her young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Part three shows how she was able to forge her own way in the stuffy and repressive environment of the Royal Family, endearing her to people all over the world. It also shows how she was continuing her humanitarian work even after her divorce and loss of royal position. The final section depicts the impact her life and death have had on the world. It shows the devotion and grief that people from all walks of life felt when her life was tragically cut short.
If this book interests you, it can be found in the non-fiction section of the library in Dewey number 941. You can also find other biographies of Diana and other members of the Royal Family in this area.