Book Reviews

Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs Book Review

Twenty years after her death, this dazzling photography collection with a foreword by bestselling author Tina Brown celebrates Princess Diana’s poignant life in more than 100 iconic images. For the millions who adored the People’s Princess, this lavish book presents Diana Spencer’s life in glorious color. Page after page of inside photos document the royal’s [read more]

Anne of Brittany

Chateau du Clos Lucé – Writing and Prayer

The Chateau de Cloux, now known as the Chateau du Clos Lucé was built in 1471 on the foundations of a 12th-century building.  The main part of the chateau is based around an octagonal corner tower with a spiral staircase with two-storey buildings at right angles. It was bought by Charles VIII in 1490 and is [read more]

Hope Cooke

The last Gyalmo of Sikkim – Hope Cooke

“The Fairytale Turned Nightmare?” reads the headline of the New York Times from May 1981 referencing to a lesser known American woman who married into a royal family. That woman was Hope Cooke. It was based on her autobiography. It spoke about how the American media was enamoured with an American marrying Crown Prince Palden Thondup [read more]