Author: Angela Levin
Publish Date: May 28, 2013
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a fan of royalty.
- You're a non-fiction fan.
From Goodreads.com: "HRH the Duke of Cambridge, better known perhaps as Prince William of Wale, had every advantage as the Queen's grandson - except the one he really needed. He was deprived of a secure family background by parents who themselves had never enjoyed the stability and protection that family life can bring. But Prince William seems now to have broken the destructive cycle of dysfunctional parenting by marrying Kate Middleton, an ordinary girl whose vary name hints at the English middle classes form which she comes.
Will the birth of their first baby rescue the Royal Family generations of private unhappiness? DIANA:S BABY: Kate, William and the Repair of a Broken Family, by Angela Levin, is the story of the seed that Princess Diana sowed in her son but never lived to reap."
My Two Cents:
"Diana's Baby" is a sort of pseudo-psychological look at Britain's royal family in light of the future king or queen of England arriving this summer. It focuses on William and Catherine's background, particularly William's, which was not all that great. His parents had a very messy divorce of course and his mother was killed in a car accident in her mid-thirties.
Keen watchers of the British royal family like myself are more than likely not going to learn anything new from this book but it was interesting nonetheless. I wish that the book went a little more in depth and she a little more insight into the royal family.
As for the psychological part of the book, it seemed to mostly be based on the author's ideas. While the author's ideas were interesting and perhaps even correct, I wish that the author had shown a little more about her research and where she got the projections that were being projected on the royal family.