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Old 07-14-2007, 06:17 PM
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WoW ! 500 pages ! Must have taken you awhile to write, no? I'm very impressed. I would love to read your essay on the relations between Charles, Diana and Camilla
Thank you for your interest.

it didn't really take a lot of time to write the Elizabeth one - I'd say a couple of months. At the time I was very proud of the work. But looking back, I have to admit it was a terrible work. More like one of those thousands of books, filled with incorrect information and popular legends, and which is worse, not even exiting and interesting read (because of the amount of the historical information I tried to fit in). I've done some corrections, but still, it's nothing exceptional - just one of many.
Funny how I thought it was historically correct at the time.

As for the Charles/Camilla/Diana essay, I'm afraid it didn't skip the influence of time and changed opinions as well. I was around 16 when I wrote it (in 2002 or 2003), and my view on many things has changed since then.
Far from psychological, it seems rather silly and childish now. And one thing I understood - no one will ever be able to write something nearly close to truth about the Charles/Diana/Camilla relationships. Only 3 people knew everything, one of them is dead; the other two will never speak.
Everything else is just a personal perspective - thus prejudiced, inaccurate and incomplete.
I really like all 3 of them - Charles, Camilla & Diana, and although I can see their faults, I prefered (and prefer) to focus on the good things they did. And since I generally tend not to criticize anyone and see only good in people, everything I wrote was more about their good sides, and the general mood could be described as 'Move on, live and let live' - which is about the only thing that hasn't changed ever since.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:30 PM
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it didn't really take a lot of time to write the Elizabeth one - I'd say a couple of months. At the time I was very proud of the work. But looking back, I have to admit it was a terrible work. More like one of those thousands of books, filled with incorrect information and popular legends, and which is worse, not even exiting and interesting read (because of the amount of the historical information I tried to fit in). I've done some corrections, but still, it's nothing exceptional - just one of many.
Funny how I thought it was historically correct at the time.
Don't worry, you're not the only one to feel like this. When I write some stuff or draw something, first of all I'm so proud of it and then, looking at it a few month later, I think :"My god, that's horrible!". We are all the same .

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And one thing I understood - no one will ever be able to write something nearly close to truth about the Charles/Diana/Camilla relationships. Only 3 people knew everything, one of them is dead; the other two will never speak.
Everything else is just a personal perspective - thus prejudiced, inaccurate and incomplete.
Then all the writers like Tina Brown, Sarah Bradford, etc. don't know much more than you or me on them. And still they sell books .
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:42 PM
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Don't worry, you're not the only one to feel like this. When I write some stuff or draw something, first of all I'm so proud of it and then, looking at it a few month later, I think :"My god, that's horrible!". We are all the same .
That pretty much summarizes what I think about my work now.

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Then all the writers like Tina Brown, Sarah Bradford, etc. don't know much more than you or me on them. And still they sell books .
I assume they know a little more then I do, since they know more peope and are certainly better connected. But it's about selling books for them, isn't it? Which means most of them are more interested in headline-grabbing material, then the actuall truth (which they don't know in any case).
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:49 PM
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I assume they know a little more then I do, since they know more peope and are certainly better connected. But it's about selling books for them, isn't it? Which means most of them are more interested in headline-grabbing material, then the actuall truth (which they don't know in any case).
The more you 'reveal' (certainly not the truth) the more you sell. Might be well connected, might have alot of imagination too . That's why in anything I read, I'm really careful on what's written and how the author managed to have the information (hard to tell most of the time ...)
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:03 PM
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Touched by an Angel: The Guide to Talking to Angels and Making a Fourtune While You're at It
written by Princess Martha-Louise of Norway

Are You My Mother? (Or father, grandparent, etc.): How to make it as an illegitamite royal child
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:35 PM
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These are all good ones ! Great thread, must warn other members who are a little 'touchy' on their fav royal : don't go here ! lol.

How to run from the Palace by Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson
Why you should not trust a french and drunk driver by Diana (alright tough one but don't be angry, you have been warned)
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Here's a funny one:

Editing Wikipedia for Dummies by Princess Mabel
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:28 AM
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"How to maintain an on/off relationship for several years" by Prince Williams
"How to be a stunning and perfect Princess in Waiting." by Kate Middleton
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