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Hugo Vickers reviews The Palace Papers, by Tina Brown

Books | By Hugo Vickers

Tina Brown is the latest in a long line of royal biographers. Hugo Vickers picks his favourites

I hope I live long enough to see an explanatory note at the end of reviews – ‘This author ran off with my wife’; ‘I wanted to write this book but my publisher cancelled my contract.’ So I think it is only fair to declare my hand. I have known Tina Brown since 1979, and she was kind enough to give me a sumptuous dinner on my recent visit to New York, the table filled with fascinating movers and shakers. ...

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