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Old 11-27-2005, 08:37 AM
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The occasion is not specified. Just the statement as posted above. But you are right, to me that doesn't make sense either.
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:10 AM
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The occasion is not specified. Just the statement as posted above. But you are right, to me that doesn't make sense either.
As Zonk pointed out, there is no logic to this allegation-by-inference.
Where there is no logical explanation, and no details whatsoever, I suspect there is no substance to it.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:23 AM
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Acutally the Waleses and Wessexes dont get a long that well. They are on very bad terms. Sophie cant stand Camilla. If I was Camilla i would not have curtseyed either as support to Charles and his kids. Hopefully they can heal this little rift in the future. Camilla never curtseyed to Charles so I dont see anything wrong with not curtsying to Sophie. I have only seen Camilla curtsy to the Queen of the Queen of Jordan.
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:42 AM
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A reminder this is "Royal Library"

Perhaps there is nothing more to say about this book?
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:44 AM
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yes perhaps warren

this thread isnt really focusing on the book anymore :)
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Charles, Prince of Wales, life, interests, and Duchess of Cornwall

This is a new biography published in 2007 about Prince Charles. The author is Howard Hodgson.The book is quite objective but it is a pity that the author focused on Prince Charles and Diana. His book focused on 1945-1997. He said that his motivation was to correct the untrue facts in Morton's book Diana: Her true story and to present a fairer account about Prince Charles to avoid any history whitewashing.

In some parts,he is quite harsh about Diana especially about her decisions involving with Morton's book and the BBC interview. But equally he is quite strainght about the flaws in the characters of Prince Charles and Diana.He crticised solely Charles for the decision to marry Diana but acknowledging Diana has hided the other side of herself from the Prince and certainly her family did not give any warning before the proposal. He seems to rather believe that Diana's prblems are rooted with an insecure childhood and her unknown metal problems rather than her natural character of manuplation and other possible negative personalities. He mentions the possibility of Diana suffering from BPD or other unknown mental problems.

Some of his parts are quite controversial since he studied about Diana, Princess of Wales. The information probably from Charles: Victim or Villian by Penny Junor, The Real Diana by Lady Colin Campell, Diana: the life of a troubled princess by Sally Beddell Smith, and Diana: story of a princess by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig.

I want to know more about Prince Charles and Camilla. But I am dispointed. The author failed to notice the publications of Diana by Sarah Bradford and Portrait of a love affair by Gyles Bradreath which also dispointed me.

But I still find this book provoking deep thinkings. The author actually wants to use the lives of Charles and Diana to present the images of British society in past five decades rather than focusing on the two people. He said he used five years to try to do the research and write the books. I guess using clear sources are always difficult because Prince Charles is still alive and many people still have their resevervations in this matter.

For me, I hope that someone can help me evaluate the realibility of sources of these books I list above.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:30 PM
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Now in German: The Elements of Organic Gardening

You can get the book of
HRH The Prince of Wales ( with Stephanie Donaldson) :
The Elements of Organic Gardening
now in German language.
It has here the title:
Highgrove, Clarence House, Birkhall - Königliche Biogärten ( 29,90 Euro)

Really a recommendable book!
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:20 PM
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I may go for the book (although in English). I have read some parts in the newspapers, and I must say I really like it.
This suits me so much better because my childhood dream was to become gardener.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:12 PM
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the Duchess of Cornwall - books?

Is anyone aware of a good book or two on the Duchess of Cornwall? I'm interested in factual rather than speculative.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:44 PM
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Hi! I'd really recommend Gyles Brandreth's "Charles and Camilla". Very factual because he interviewed most of her close friends and a few (nameless) Royal Family members. Also the Mountbattens. Very factual, a little sycophantic in places but better than the other books out there on HRH.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:17 PM
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I will suggest Gyles Brandrth's "Charles and Camilla: Portrait of a love affair" as well. This is the best book and balanced book from all sides.If you need a replacement, there are other choices.

Rebecca Tyrrel, Camilla: the intimate portrait
Christohpher Wilson, The Windsor Knot
Caroline Graham Charles and Camilla: a love story

Brandreth's book is stil the best because he is the person who really met Charles and Camilla and have established relationships with Charles and Camilla' circle. Other authors are not.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:00 PM
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I would not recommend the Tyrrell book. It is not an "intimate portrait" but a stringing together of stories from newspaper articles and other books (not referenced) with some clever lines thrown in. eg.-"he missed his big-bosomed Goons fan". The Brandreth book is the best researched but some of the emphasis on past family history is tedious. The Graham book is actually well-written and enjoyable although it reads more like a novel than an biography.
The Windsor Knot attempts to give a balanced view of the Charles/Camilla/Diana triangle but it still seems biased against Camilla.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:44 PM
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I agree where Tyrrell is concerned. To say it is literary excrement is a gross understatement.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:32 PM
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I appreciate the input ladies. Many thanks! I'll be looking for both the Gyles Brandrth and Caroline Graham books. That should hold me for a while.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:46 PM
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I agree with the other posters here about the books of Tyrrel, Wilson, Graham and Brandreth.

- the Tyrrel book is a mix of bad tabloid stories,
- the Wilson book is the way a big Diana fan and supporter writes a Camilla book
- the Graham book is very ´Camilla-friendly´ but deals more with fiction than with facts
- only the Brandreth book is built of credible sources and seems to me as balanced as possible.

There is another book in German () from 2006:
Tatjana Gräfin Dönoff : Camilla
But unfortunately it is such a bad book. Her source was the German yellow press, i fear. (I wonder how she gets inside Birkhall to be present while the Prince proposed to Camilla )

(One day i hope to write a better book....)
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:56 PM
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I don't think Christopher Wilson is a Diana fan,because he is quite negative about Diana in his book as well. I think he is more to be a republican person or a critical person of the styles of this current royal family. His comments 数about the royal family are always quite negative to me. I do have one point for him: he is the pioneer in researching Camilla's genelogy and information of her forebears, other information of his book is most from the "downstairs group".

There is another biography written by a Frech author after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. I have only read the chinese translated version of it, and the title of this book is "the secret passions: Charles and Camilla".

Here are the Chinese simplified information about this book.I hope that someone would be able to find out the French information.

书名:秘密的情人
作者:[法]洛尔 希尔兰/著 孙凯 春洁/译
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:42 PM
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France has this one: Amazon.fr*: Charles et camilla - les secrets d'une passion: Livres: Hillerin-l
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"Harmony" - The Prince of Wales, 2010

"Harmony"
by HRH the Prince of Wales

Published 2010. So far only few reviews, not really helpful.
Just wondering, if someone has already read the book and could provide a summary or share his experience. Is it worthwhile?

-> cover and first pages .(scroll down)

Blurb:
Long before the phrase climate change was a universal catchphrase, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales was studying the impact of industrialization on the environment. Now in this fascinating cross-discipline work, the Prince of Wales calls upon his years of research and explores the way in which mankind must work to restore the delicate balance with nature that we′ve lost in the centuries since the industrial revolution began.

In ′Harmony′, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales draws upon a variety of elements from our modern world, and discusses how areas as diverse as architecture, farming, medicine have each abandoned the classical balances with nature that existed in pre-industrial times. From the rice farms of India to America′s corn belt, ′Harmony′ spans the globe, dissecting the specific practices of modern life that have put us at odds with nature and showing how these trends manifest themselves throughout the world.

Contrasting current styles of architecture with traditional design, modern medicine techniques against those of the past, he paints a clear portrait of what we as a species have lost in the modern age. More than simply another treatise on global warming, ′Harmony′ tells a story that presents a clear, thoughtful look at how our disassociation from nature has helped to in the greatest environmental crisis in the history of mankind.

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Camilla

Gentle Readers, What would you suggest is the best book about HRH The Duchess of Cornwall? I don't think she receives the support that she deserves. Most of the books in print are written by the same author, Caroline Graham. Whether one likes it or not, one day there will be a Queen Camilla.
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The book 'Camilla' was a boring read, not what I expected at all.
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