Disclaimer: I was sent this by Chloe Moss at Carlton Books to review, at my own request. What follows is my honest opinion.
I’m too young to remember Princess Diana; my first real awareness, or even interest, in the Monarchy was with the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. But there’s just something about Diana; the ever present image staring from a book, the dresses, the charitable legacy. I chose to review this book, because I was very curious.
There wasn’t anything specific about the way this book was packaged; it came as a parcel that was ‘Blogger mail’. But the way the book itself is presented is beautiful; as a photographic book, I love the cover, and how the cover is just bought together. (Is it called mis-en-scene?)
As a photography book, I was pleasantly surprised; there are many, many photos of Diana, William, Harry-even the modern day monarchy. The way that this has been laid out brings Diana and her influence full circle.
At times, I feel that the content was a little bit biased in favour of Diana; it could have been a little bit more factual. But what makes this volume truly illuminating is that their are personal accounts in the book-and they pay it justice. (I would just like to pint out two things as feedback: my version had words that were hyphenated. So, concerned became con-cerend. And some photo spreads interrupted the flow of text, meaning I forgot what I was following on from.)
This is a beautiful book, suitable for any Royals fan, historian, or just as a memento. I give it a 15/15, and you can buy it by clicking this link: Click here to buy the book.