I’m outing my mom here but she used to buy Royalty and Majesty magazines regularly up until Diana died. A few months after Princess Di’s passing, I asked my mom where her new stash of royal magazines were and she replied, “I no longer need those magazines. Who am I going to look at? Camilla?? (said through gritted teeth)” And so since then, I’ve been giving my mom Diana biographies every other Mother’s Day (with maybe a Kennedy or Jackie O. book thrown in). I’m currently reading a brilliant book that was kindly loaned to me by a friend… The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown. I’m only halfway through but it’s a doozy! I’ve known of Tina Brown since her days in Vanity Fair and she writes so well – a little snide comments here and there and yet quite profound observations. I (and my mom) will miss Diana all over again. Anyone heading for a vacation? Take this book with you.
I’m also reading Anne de Courcy’s 1939: The Last Season as it’s in line with my love for anything from the Golden Age (20s til before WW2). I just finished The Viceroy’s Daughters and quite enjoyed that, so will move on to this one. It’s just hard to get to because Diana’s book landed in my lap and I haven’t put it down since.
The next book I plan to read is a toss up between:
Just kidding : ) Really, I am. Really.