This enthralling biography does not seek to sensationalise but the very nature of its revelations are sensational. People close to both Diana and Charles speak with searing honesty and their testimonies are accompanied by extraordinary footage of a woman who captivated the world. The narrative details Diana's childhood, her first forays into the world of work, her courtship and her wedding day, by which time alarm bells were already ringing. The intimate friends and loyal courtiers who were actually there describe the gradual but inexorable deterioration of the relationship between Diana and Charles with sympathy and frankness. James Hewitt and his mother make a particularly poignant contribution. Next... the bitter fall-out from the breakdown of the marriage, life after divorce, the licking of wounds and the final weeks of Diana's short life just as her star was on the ascendant once again. Not only one woman's extraordinary story but also an absorbing account of life in the upper echelons of society, among the world's most privileged and glamorous families.