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Untold Story

Untold Story

  • Title: Untold Story
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  • ISBN : 9781451635485
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 272 pages


What if Princess Diana hadn t died Diana s life and marriage were fairy tale and nightmare Adored by millions, in her personal life she suffered heartbreak and betrayal Within a life of privilege, she frequently felt trapped and alone Constrained by protocol and precedent, she refused to follow the rules Untold Story takes the life of the world s most famous woman as a What if Princess Diana hadn t died Diana s life and marriage were fairy tale and nightmare Adored by millions, in her personal life she suffered heartbreak and betrayal Within a life of privilege, she frequently felt trapped and alone Constrained by protocol and precedent, she refused to follow the rules Untold Story takes the life of the world s most famous woman as a point of departure, examining the past and imagining a future The fictional princess who is the novel s heroine is at breaking point and, believing that the Establishment is plotting her assassination, she makes an irrevocable decision to stage her own death and begin a new life under an assumed identity.After a period of intense upheaval, Lydia as she is known settles in small town America and establishes a fragile peace It is threatened by thoughts of what she has lost not the glamour and glitz of royalty but that which is most precious her children She is, at least, safe in the knowledge having altered her appearance and ten years after her death that her secret will never be uncovered.But then a chance encounter with a member of the paparazzi robs her of that certainty Will he recognize her Should she flee or remain calm Is there anyone she can trust and turn to, or will she inevitably be betrayed Untold Story is a novel about family and friendship, intrigue and obsession, the meaning of identity, and the peculiar calamity of fame


Author Monica Ali

Monica Ali is a British writer of Bangladeshi origin She is the author of Brick Lane, her debut novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2003 Ali was voted Granta s Best of Young British Novelists on the basis of the unpublished manuscript.She lives in South London with her husband, Simon Torrance, a management consultant They have two children, Felix born 1999 and




Untold Story Reviews (31)

  • While I cannot call this novel completely unreadable, I cannot recommend it It has received reviews that range from lukewarm to mediocre, which should have dissuaded me However, the topic drew me, and probably thousand of other 40 something year old women Lydia is Princess Diana and the novel revolv [..]

  • 4.5 starsWhat if Princess Diana is alive What if she faked staged her own death because she was overwhelmed with her life and couldn t take it any What if, than a decade later, someone found her I was delighted with this book, I ve always been somehow fascinated with Lady Di, and I ve sometimes won [..]

  • I have no idea what I thought this was when I started reading it Obviously I knew when I requested it from the library, but that was a long time ago, and I d forgotten So it was a little surprising to find that it was an imagined retelling of Princess Diana s story, if she d not really died and had [..]

  • While the premise of the story intrigued me, I found the story very weak I ve always been a bit of a royalty buff, mostly due to the fact that I grew up with my mom a royalty buff, particularly the British Royal Family So when I heard of this book, I wanted to read it The idea of an alternate story [..]

  • I thought this was a load of rubbish and I rarely, if ever, say that about a book I have invested time in I read this to the end only to see if it had any redeeming features and I have to say that it does not not for me anyway.The idea for the book is good but even serious issues such as eating diso [..]

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