The Way We Were

The Way We Were

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by Paul Burrell
     
 

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Paul Burrell served Diana, Princess of Wales, as her faithful butler from 1987 until her death in 1997. He was much more than an employee: he was her right-hand man, confidant, and friend whom Diana herself described as "the only man she ever trusted." Featuring previously unseen interior photographs and remarkably intimate details, The Way We Were flings

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Paul Burrell served Diana, Princess of Wales, as her faithful butler from 1987 until her death in 1997. He was much more than an employee: he was her right-hand man, confidant, and friend whom Diana herself described as "the only man she ever trusted." Featuring previously unseen interior photographs and remarkably intimate details, The Way We Were flings open the doors to Kensington Palace, leading readers deep inside the private world of Princess Diana—room by room, memory by memory. Marking the tenth anniversary of the princess’s death, Burrell has penned a faithful and poignant tribute to "the boss"—capturing as never before her vivacity and love of life, her style, her fashion, and her heart.

Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062046314
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
140,771
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Paul is married to Maria, and the couple live in Cheshire. They have two sons, Alexander and Nicholas.

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Way We Were 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
WyattH More than 1 year ago
This Nook version of the book has NO photos. None. If you want to see the photos you must get the real book, there are no photos here. Besides the total lack of photos, Mr. Burrell does tell an interesting story. However his story talks about photos from the beginning, the total and utter lack of photos is very annoying. Where are the photos?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So disappointed there are no photos. I wont make that mistake again. Will get the book from library.
Diana Anglada More than 1 year ago
so sweet that her butler wrote a story about her
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much, although I fail to understand the personal nit-pick details here and there that Paul decided to insert --a la Patrick Jephson style. Apart from that I really enjoyed reading about Diana. I definitely believe that her death should be closely examined since I do not buy the idea that her death was just an ordinary traffic accident. I think the good she did for the individuals she embraced and the organizations she championed really did make a positive difference.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I disagree with the other review. I feel it is a good read and is important to preserve her history and life through experience and the photograph's of her home and how plainly she lived. An interesting read and one for history.
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Carol Martin More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed the book, very dissapointd with the nook version no photos. felt the warmth and the compassion of the princess, her life was cut short. god needed the princess with him.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately Paul changed his tune about The Princess of Wales since A Royal Duty. I mean I agree wholeheartedly with the reviewer before me concerning Mr. Khan. But what the reviewer did not mention is that Paul in keeping with the anti-Di movement blamed Diana for the split. I mean he cited her so-called reputation for freezing out people who she quarreled with, and poor Mr. Khan was added to the list of former Diana friends. What Paul elected to overlook was Mr. Khan would not marry Diana. I mean Prince William urged the courtship with Dodi by famously replying: Hasnat made you cry and Dodi makes you happy. What better endorsement for choosing one man over the other than the wise observation of her brilliant young son? Diana's pointed remark to several close friends --- that she needed another marriage like she needed a bad rash on her face --- excluded Paul's favorite Mr. Khan as a future husband. I mean how much clearer does it have to be? Mr. Khan was out of Diana's life from her point of view.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite book by Paul Burrell was A Royal Duty. But I am not upset that Paul Burrell decided to write another Diana Book. I just don't think it was as good as the first one. One of the reasons I like Paul Burrell is that he is under constant attack by Establishment writers such as Andrew Morton, Tina Brown and that bunch. These writers seem to want to be the one who knows more about Diana than anyone. The problem is that Paul has more inside knowledge than any of the others so that seems to grate on them. Honestly, the buyers of these books do not want to read that Diana was mad or bad 'something I am not convinced she was'. They want to read about the glamourous side of her and her work. I was not taken with Hasnat Khan. I thought he sort of used the princess and then did not want to marry her. I think he should have told her at the start that marriage was out of the question rather than string her along. After her death I thought it was wrong of Paul to give Hasnat a headband that belonged to Diana. Why did he deserve the momento? She was no longer seeing Hasnat. He, in my opinion, deserved nothing concerning the princess even if it was only a headband that would probably be burned along with other unwanted stuff by either the Windsors or the Spencers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives a thrilling insite to Dianas life, Paul Burrell has captured Dianas elegance, beauty and her kind heart and really bought her to life, a really really great read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an honest well written book. I enjoyed Paul's sons remembrances of fun times with Diana and her children. The photos of her Kensington Palace apt. was interesting to see and probably the only ones ever published. Paul obviously misses 'The Boss' and had a wonderful and interesting 10 years with her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book and it really is a good read.Every thing that needed to be said about priness diana was said. Her two sons should not be angry about the book as it does show their mother for what she was about and what really meant something to her. Including her hopes and dreams for them. Very well written
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very disappointing book. I read and enjoyed 'A Royal Duty', but Burrell did not have enough additional material to fill another volume. A lot of repetition both within this book and with the first one.