Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Non Fiction Books
|Lady Colin Campbell's Guide to Being a Modern Lady||(1986)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Diana in Private||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Royal Marriages||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Life Worth Living||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Real Diana||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Daughter of Narcissus||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Queen Mother||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
There are many authors who are restricted to the confines of their craft and profession. Few of them are daring enough to venture out into other occupations. Read on this intriguing and restriction-defying narrative of Lady Colin Campbell.
Lady Colin Campbell’s Early Life and Family
Lady Colin Campbell is like a trapeze artist: she juggles different occupations. But who is she? Lady Colin Campbell is a British citizen of Jamaican origin. She is an established author, contentious socialite, and TV and radio hostess. She was born in Jamaica, on August 17, 1949, to well-off parents Michael and Gloria Ziadie. She studied in both Jamaica and New York, US. Her father was a Lebanese emigrant; her mother had a European origin and related to the royalty. Her birth name was George William Ziadie. She has two sons of Russian descent, namely Dima and Misha Campbell, adopted in the early 1990s.
Lady Colin Campbell has had a difficult childhood, marriage life, and adulthood. Her genitals were deformed and her parents gave her a male name in a bid to rear her as a male child. Ashamed of her, her father tried to persuade her to kill herself through poisoning. What’s more, her parents, in a desperate effort to make her identify herself with the opposite gender, had male hormones introduced into her body hoping to suppress and interfere with her female hormones balance.
Her tragic life was complicated by quest for identity and a sense of belonging. It was not until after she relocated to New York, where she became a model, when she sought genital reconstructive surgery and started enjoying life as a girl. Like other girls of her age, she sought a husband, an action which was the epitome of success in her heydays. It is in this context that he chanced upon and married Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, a duke’s last born. Her turbulent marriage, from 1974-5, was short and they divorced shortly thereafter.
Lady Colin Campbell’s Celebrity Life
Lady Colin Campbell has featured in a TV series called “I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here!” On the set, she told the rest of the cast to simply call her Lady C. She is related to the British royal family as a result of both her ancestry and the then marriage to a duke. These two aspects have made her both an easy target of tabloids and an insider on matters concerning the British upper class.
Following her divorce, her then husband sensationally claimed that Lady Colin Campbell was formerly a male who sought a sex change operation. She successfully sued the newspapers citing defamation and misinformation because, according to her, her medical operation comprised of gender reassignment surgery instead of the derogatory term sex change. She has been in the limelight for her daring and eyebrow-raising actions. For instance, she has been captured on camera while showering in full glare of the world and clad in her famous crimson socks, and has insulted watchers.
Lady Colin Campbell’s Literary Works
Arguably, Lady Colin Campbell is renowned for her long list of publications, especially concerning the British royal family members. This has credited her as the go-to professional on information regarding the upper echelons of the British citizenry. Though her literary works are not classified as a series in its literal sense, they have all the hallmarks of series. This is because, specifically, a section of her books revolve around and expound on the Queen and a section of her immediate family members.
Two Early Books in a Series
To labor the point, the books written by Lady Colin Campbell are seemingly serialized but, whether by omission and commission, are not classified as such. However, on reading these books, the reader identifies a helical trail which points to an ought to be series. The two early books in a series which she wrote are “Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows” and “The Real Diana”. These two books were published in both the United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) by various publishers and in various editions.
On the one hand, “Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows” was published in 1992. Chivers Large print, Smith Gryphon, and Little, Brown published the hardback edition in the UK; Sphere publishing house published the paperback edition there. St Martins Press published the hardback and paperback editions in the US. On the other hand, “The Real Diana” was published initially published in 1998 in the US and in hardback and paperback by St Martins Press while Blackstone Audio, Inc published the audio editions.
There were subsequent publications of the book by other publishers. In the UK, Arcadia Books published a hardback edition in 2005 and Dynasty Press (2009) in paperback. Arcadia Books and St Martins Press published all the Kindle editions in 2016 and 2013, respectively.
“Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows” and “The Real Diana” Plot
“Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows” and “The Real Diana” revolve around the times and the ill-fated life of the famous Diana, Princess of Wales. Incidentally, Princess Diana became Prince Charles’ (Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son) first wife. Lady Colin Campbell wrote the former while the princess was still alive. However, the latter was published shortly after the death of the princess.
In the book “Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows”, Lady Colin Campbell tells the real-life story of Princess Diana. On sober reflection, she has written an unauthorized biography. This is because she traces the princess’ childhood who, aristocracy life and the trappings of upper class and her flamboyance personality aside, was embroiled in the discreditable divorce of her high profile parents. Lady Colin Campbell details the princess’ bulimia, her dating life, a beautiful woman destined for a stellar marriage to a royal family member and heir, and the eventual divorce. The author blows the sugar-coated life of the princess to smithereens and delves into a factual narrative instead.
By the same token, “The Real Diana” is a development of “Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows”. “The Real Diana” is a tell-it-all narrative whereby Lady Colin Campbell infuses the other book with conspiracy theories which seemingly culminated in the death of this princess. This is an authoritative biography because her sources are both well-placed and credible. Lady Colin Campbell yarns a life story characterized by information which the readers might have heard from the horse’s mouth as well.
TV Shows and Movies
Lady Colin Campbell has been cast in a TV Show in her own right. However, none of her literary works has been made into either a TV show or movie per se. Even then there is an autobiographical movie titled “Diana” which, though based on another author’s work published much later, was possibly partly inspired by Lady Colin Campbell’s authoritative and trendsetting literary works.