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Prince Harry: The Biography [Hardcover]

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Prince Harry is a maverick among Royals. While it once seemed that he was destined to live in his older brother's shadow, he's now emerging as a young man who shows a more human side of the Royal Family. The recent media storm surrounding his drinking and marijuana use has, rather than alienating him from the public, made him a sympathetic figure. Having followed in William's footsteps at Eton, Harry has truly come of age: he is a bright young man of intellect, wit, and formidable sporting prowess. In this new biography, Royal expert Mark Saunders reveals the true stories behind Harry's drinking and drug use, how he coped with his parents' separation and the loss of his mother, and how his relationships with his father and brother, and with former nanny Tiggy Legge Bourke, have helped him get his life back on track.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   239
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.1" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2002
Publisher   John Blake
ISBN  1904034187  
ISBN13  9781904034186  

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More About Mark Saunders

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark NK Saunders BA, MSc, PGCE, PhD, Chartered FCIPD is Professor of Business Research Methods and Assistant Dean (Director of Research and Doctoral Programmes) at the Business School, Oxford Brookes University. He is co-author of seven books including Research Methods for Business Students published by Financial Times Prentice Hall.

Mark Saunders has an academic affiliation as follows - Kuecept Ltd.

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Being an American who knows nothing about the Prince, I liked it!  May 8, 2007
This was the first thing I have read about Prince Harry so all the information was new and intereting to me. Also, the book has a clump of pictures in the middle which are adorable.

One of the issues I have with the book however is that the author spends alot of time talking about Princess Di and Prince Charles. He tries to bring it back to Prince Harry by putting Harry's name on each page (or sometimes Williams name). Sometimes the page in question has nothing to do with Harry or William but all of a sudden there their names are, slapped on the page. There are moments where it seems that he just guesses what they were filling during a certain time and that is enough to get their name on the page. My other issue is that at times the book does feel a little "tabloid" like. The author uses "sources" to tell what the Prince was doing or thinking. Of course leaving you to wondering if the source is someone who shook hands with Harry once and now considers themselves an expert on all things royal. Other times he just seems to make assumptions. A perfect example of these is when he assumes that Harry was in love (or had a crush) on his nanny, Tiggy. Being a young man, that close to an older woman, he probably did have a crush on her, but the author almost asserts it as fact (without any "source" to back it up). Is this true? Has Harry admitted to it? Going futher, he insists that a braclet he bought in Africa was for her to show her his eternal love or something. Is that a fact? Was she seen wearing the bracelet later? He never goes into details like that in the book to back up statements he makes. It's these moments that come across as the author just guessing about the Prince. If he does have intimate sources, he does not give the impression that he does. And for me, a biography should come across as 100% fact from reliable, named sources, not gossip.

Besides all the above, a good amount of the book does seem sincere and accurate. And in addition to that, it was a fun read. I would recommend it (even if I don't know if it's all true).
Don't waste your money !  Jun 11, 2004
I guess this book would be good if you weren't an avid fan of Princes Harry and William. However, if you are, then this book is NOT for you !
First of all, the print looks like it was intended for someone with a reading level of 4th or 5th grade (no offense to 4th or 5th graders), but I guess that's just one of the ploys of the author (i.e. if you write BIG then you don't have to write as MUCH). Second, of the information that is written there is really nothing interesting or new. The first half is about his parents, particularly Diana, and the second just has corny trivial information about him which you've probably heard hundreds of times before.
The pictures were nothing spectacular, and if you're a really avid fan, such as myself, you'll notice that some of them are mislabled.
If I were you I'd save my money and join one of the internet Prince Harry clubs. You'll get more recent information, pictures and more than likely won't have to weed through all the information about other family members who you really don't care about !
ok  Feb 24, 2003
i love prince harry so of course i bought this book. the only bad thing was that in the beginning it was more of a biography about Diana. but as harry gets older (more towards the middle) it becomes more about him and it gets pretty good. but the beginning is kinda boring, but i would still recommend it for any fan of prince harry.
How do they do it?  Dec 14, 2002
I hope this is the best book to ever hit the store shelves. It looks SOOOOOOO GOOD, I've read every book anyone has ever written about Harry!

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