Untold Story What if Princess Diana hadn't died in a Paris car crash 13 years ago? What if she had faked her death, popped in brown contact… Untold Story What if Princess Diana hadn't died in a Paris car crash 13 years ago? What if she had faked her death, popped in brown contact… 2011-06-28 Fiction Scribner
Book Review

Untold Story (2011)

Monica Ali, Untold Story | THE PRINCESS'S DIARY Ali's book imagines Diana if she were still alive today
THE PRINCESS'S DIARY Ali's book imagines Diana if she were still alive today
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 28, 2011; Writer: Monica Ali; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Scribner

What if Princess Diana hadn't died in a Paris car crash 13 years ago? What if she had faked her death, popped in brown contact lenses, and moved to the Land of Self-Reinvention, a.k.a. the USA? How would she, you know, feel? (Oh, how Diana misses her children! Oh, how her desperation to be loved has, time and again, turned her into a ninny!) In Untold Story, noted British writer Monica Ali (Brick Lane) entertains the fantasy — a fashionable pop cultural conceit after the success of Curtis Sittenfeld’s superior American Wife — with an empathetic energy that puts a literary gloss on a beachread subject. B

Originally posted Jun 15, 2011 Published in issue #1160 Jun 24, 2011 Order article reprints
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