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Old 09-29-2016, 12:23 AM
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Sally Bedell Smith Upcoming Prince Charles Biography set for April 2017 release date

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/b...dsor/18538341/

Sally Bedell Smith, who is the author of biographies of both the queen and Diana, next planned project is what is being pitched as the "first full biography of the Prince for twenty years". Coming on the heels of Catherine Mayer's study, this should be interesting.

The article posted is about Catherine Mayers book but Smiths volume is mentioned toward the bottom. I found out about this most exciting development via the Goodreads app.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:56 AM
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Thanks for posting this, Laurels. I enjoy Sally's biographies. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:24 AM
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Oh good! Her bios are typically very well sourced and researched


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Old 09-29-2016, 02:20 AM
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I will be interested to see what Bedell Smith's take on Charles. The man seems to be the royal equivalent of a Roarshach test - often the authors view of C says more about themselves.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:30 AM
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I will be interested to see what Bedell Smith's take on Charles. The man seems to be the royal equivalent of a Roarshach test - often the authors view of C says more about themselves.

I think that's true with many royal figures honestly.

I always use Anne Boelyn as an example of how history changes depending on the perspective of the teller- and Anne's story has always been heavily influenced in its telling by the perspective the writer has on women.


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Old 09-29-2016, 02:58 AM
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I think that's true with many royal figures honestly.

I always use Anne Boelyn as an example of how history changes depending on the perspective of the teller- and Anne's story has always been heavily influenced in its telling by the perspective the writer has on women.


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Old 09-30-2016, 05:52 AM
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Prince Charles by Sally Bedell Smith | Books on Tape
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:03 AM
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https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-r...rince-charles/

An early review of SBS's upcoming PC book
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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life' - Washington Times
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:38 AM
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I wasn't impressed by her Diana bio
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:50 AM
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I'm currently reading it and haven't formed an opinion on it yet.
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The Prince's less-than-fairytale life chronicled in new book

"Prince Charles only married Princess Diana because his father sent him a threatening letter telling him to propose because her ‘reputation was on the line’.
Charles panicked when he got the note from Prince Philip amid fears in the royal family that his indecision had ‘impugned' her honor.
He thought that Philip, who communicated with his son by letter and not by speaking to him, was issuing him an order that said: ‘You’ve got to get engaged’.
According to family friend Pamela Hicks, Charles ‘wasn’t in love, he wasn’t ready….psychologically he assumed his father bullied him, so he read it as a bullying letter’."
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And here we go again. Nothing new at all.
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How Prince Charles wept over Camilla on the eve of wedding to Diana

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Why do people write things kind of things? If it happened, it's private and no one really needs to know
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How Prince Charles wept over Camilla on the eve of wedding to Diana

Prince Charles wept over Camilla ahead of wedding to Diana | Daily Mail Online
Oh please, are we back in 1992 ?
And still 6 months to go ...
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Oh please, are we back in 1992 ?
And still 6 months to go ...
It will only get worse as the anniversary approaches and the Diana fanatics demand that everyone wears sackcloth and ashes and moans and groans about the passing of the Sainted One and that includes demonising Charles and Camilla as the Devil Incarnate.

Fortunately these days most intelligent people have figured out that Diana was the innocent she portrayed herself as and that Charles wasn't quite as evil as Diana would like us to believe.

However the Diana fanatics are a very vocal minority and insist that everyone sees the main players in the same way that they do rather than admit that they were wrong in their interpretation Diana.
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I would hope that Sally Bedell Smith will give a balanced view in her biography of Charles. I liked her biography of Diana in spite of my being a Diana fan. She was fair in pointing out Diana's foibles and faults in that book and I think she will do the same with Charles.

I mainly posted the DM link on this biography because in its usual way the Daily Fail article cherry picks, mistranscribes and sensationalises, which is why I called it their interpretation of this biography. Nevertheless, I've already preordered the book on Kindle and look forward to reading it.
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It will only get worse as the anniversary approaches and the Diana fanatics demand that everyone wears sackcloth and ashes and moans and groans about the passing of the Sainted One and that includes demonising Charles and Camilla as the Devil Incarnate.

Fortunately these days most intelligent people have figured out that Diana was the innocent she portrayed herself as and that Charles wasn't quite as evil as Diana would like us to believe.

However the Diana fanatics are a very vocal minority and insist that everyone sees the main players in the same way that they do rather than admit that they were wrong in their interpretation Diana.
I understand that you have strong opinions on this subject, but I think this might be an overstatement.
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Judging by the DM article, I'm not too impressed and don't plan to read it. Nothing new indeed.
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