Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life Author Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN-10 1400067901
ISBN-13 9781400067909
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 624
Language English
Publisher Random House
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The life and loves of Prince Charles are illuminated in a major new biography from the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queenperfect for fans of The Crown Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years This vivid eye opening biographythe product of four years of research and hundreds of interviews with palace officials former girlfriends spiritual gurus and more some speaking on the record for the first timeis the first authoritative treatment of Charless life that sheds light on the death of Diana his marriage to Camilla and his preparations to take the throne one day Prince Charles brings to life the real man with all of his ambitions insecurities and convictions It begins with his lonely childhood in which he struggled to live up to his fathers expectations and sought companionship from the Queen Mother and his great uncle Lord Mountbatten It follows him through difficult years at school his early love affairs his intellectual quests his entrepreneurial pursuits and his intense search for spiritual meaning It tells of the tragedy of his marriage to Diana his eventual reunion with his true love Camilla and his relationships with William Kate Harry and his grandchildren Ranging from his glamorous palaces to his country homes from his globe trotting travels to his local initiatives Smith shows how Prince Charles possesses a fiercely independent spirit and yet has spent more than six decades waiting for his destined role living a life dictated by protocols he often struggles to obey With keen insight and the discovery of unexpected new details Smith lays bare the contradictions of a man who is more complicated tragic and compelling than we knew until now Praise forPrince Charles A masterly account The Wall Street Journal Thoroughly researched and insightful In this profile it is clear Smith got inside the circular barriers that protect the man and his position The Charles that emerges is as the subtitle suggests both a paradox and a creature of his passions The Washington Times A compellingly juicy bio Windsor philes will be mesmerized People Prince Charles paints an affectingly human portrait Smith writes about Charless life with a skill and sympathy she perfected in her 2012 biography of Charless mother The Christian Science Monitor A multidimensional portrait of a complex sensitive and often visionary man this highly accessible and thoroughly researched volume would do well in all collections Library JournalComprehensive and admirably fair Until his accession to the throne Smiths portrait will stand as the definitive study Booklist starred review Astute a sympathetic psychological study Smiths portrait is enormously touching and supported by wide ranging interviews and research Kirkus Reviews A fascinating book that is not just about a man who would be king but also about the duties that come with privilege Walter IsaacsonSally Bedell Smith has given us a complete and compelling portrait of the man in the shadow of the throne Its all here from the back stairs of the palaces to the front pages of the tabs Tom Brokaw

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Prince Charles

Prince Charles Author Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN-10 9780812988437
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 624

Prince Charles

Prince Charles Author Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN-10 9781405932356
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 624

Prince Charles

Prince Charles Author Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN-10 9781400067909
Release 2017
Pages 624

Elizabeth the Queen

Elizabeth the Queen Author Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN-10 9780141973333
Release 2012-02-02
Pages 688