Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Andersen's New Book

It's been almost 10 years since Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997, in a car crash with boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed. Yet, the public's fascination with the princess untimely death simply will not go away.

Fact is, there are plans by a British broadcast channel to show graphic photos of the fatal car crash in an upcoming documentary, even though Princes William and Harry have written a letter to Channel Four saying use of the pictures would be a "gross disrespect" to their mother's memory. The photographs include one of a French medic giving Diana emergency treatment at the scene.

Is it any surprise that the Princess of Wales (born Lady Diana Spencer in 1961) would be as popular as ever or that twenty years after her birth, the blonde, blue-eyed beauty would marry Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and cause such a media fenzy. They would have two sons, William and Harry and Diana would devote her life to her sons and to helping others as her marriage slowly drafted from its mooring.

Is it any surprise either, that another book has been written about one of the most fansinating women of the 20th century. The new book by Christopher Andersen called "After Diana: William, Harry, Charles And The Royal House of Windsor" attempts to fill-in the gaps on the unanswered questions all devoted royal watchers want to know the answers to. Questions like; What was Prince Charles reaction to Diana death? Why did the princess predict her own death? Who is the real father of Prince Harry and whether the prince wants a DNA test to find out? Does that sound like a good read or just another writer trying to make a buck off of someone's misfortune? Read the book and let me know what you think.


Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of twenty-three books that have been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide. A former contributing editor of Time and senior editor of People, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including Life and the New York Times.Find out more about him at: www.annonline.com/interviews/960819

But first, read this poem:

Signs, Like A Blinking Red Heartbeat

A few times, she claims
to have held a real man in her mouth all day.

She says she could not find a suitable place
to bury him & insist his wounds had already
healed to resemble brown streaks a crayon
would make.

But I know for a fact that many consume each
other or end-up as the last century cooked in a
spoon, all of which happened long before any
kitchen appliances were ever invented & certainly
eons before the labor-saving devices began to
appear on the shelves of retail stores with little
stickers acknowledging their foreign origins.

This poem first published: http://www.undergroundvoices.com/
Copyright 2007 by Maurice Oliver. All Rights Reserved.
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