Open for submission: Daughter of Narcissus: A family’s struggle to survive their mother’s narcissistic personality disorder

 Daughter of Narcissus is a stunning analysis by Lady Colin Campbell of her own dysfunctional family positioned at the heart of upper class international society from the mid 20th century to the present day. Departing from her former studies of contemporary high society, Lady Colin turns her insight and energy on to her own past to reveal the emotional truth concealed behind the family faç  ade of class and privilege. Covering the end of the British Colonial Age and the rise of a new liberated generation whilst also addressing the narcissistic personality disorder of her manipulative mother, the author interconnects the sociological, political and personal as she dissects the intense and often violent family dynamics that lay below the appearance of wealth and power.

Rigorous in its understanding and portrayal of how a narcissistic personality operates and functions, Georgie Campbell compels the reader to pay attention to what is really going on in the silences that lie beneath ostensibly rational and harmless behaviour. Her formidable study of this much neglected area is evident not only in a whole chapter dealing with the scientific/medial research on the subject, but throughout the book. With disarming clarity, wisdom and also wit, she shows us what is really motivating the behaviour of the narcissistic female as she plots and schemes, destructively and tragically setting father against children, sibling against sibling and grand-parent against grand-child.

Set against a backdrop of glamour, wealth and fame, often exposing the shocking behaviour of the disordered personality, Daughter of Narcissus is disarmingly honest and revelatory. This compulsive book is not only a fascinating history of one socially prominent family, but also a uniquely detailed analysis of narcissism, its manifestations and effects and how to survive them in order to lead a purposeful and affirming life.

Open for submission: The Real Diana

The Real Diana by author Lady Colin Campbell, with a new afterword is now open for submission.

Lady Colin Campbell

“When I met Diana at a mutual friend’s house in 1990, I was astonished by her conduct. Up to this point, the Diana I had encountered was a princess who had behaved very much in keeping with the forms and traditions of royalty. In social situations, she was as circumspect as the rest of them, as indeed all ladies are….

“Now, however, she was the antithesis of circumspect. Throwing caution and reserve to the wind, she said that she wanted me to write the truth about her life ‘because I feel as if the whole fairy tale is crushing whatever’s left of the real me…. If you’d just write about the real Diana, it would make all the difference.’”

–Lady Colin Campbell

Who was the real Diana? What was it like to be so privileged yet so anguished, so beloved yet so self-loathing, so spoiled yet so despairing? The Princess of Wales was all these things–far more complicated, conflicted, and intriguing a person than the wildly disparate saint or lunatic she is frequently portrayed to be.

Royal insider Lady Colin Campbell sets the record straight on many of the most controversial aspects of Diana’s turbulent life: how Charles and Diana’s engagement came to pass, though it seemed ill-advised to those closest to both of them; what their honeymoon was really like; the truth behind Diana’s bulimia, her widely reported suicide attempts, and her obsession with Camilla Parker Bowles; Diana’s search for love and fulfillment with numerous men before, during, and after her marriage; her brilliant manipulations of the press; and her relationship with Dodi Fayed.

Lady Colin Campbell’s New York Times bestselling biography Diana in Private was the first to expose the truth about Diana and her troubled marriage. In The Real Diana, she reveals that the reason she knew so much about what went on behind the palace gates was because Diana herself was the source. Drawing upon these confidences–as well as on conversations with countless people who knew Diana and with Diana herself in the final years of her life–Lady Colin Campbell combines true insight with true compassion to bring us the most intimate and revealing portrait of the Princess of Wales that we will ever have.


Selection of reviews

‘Explosive … The most sensational book of the year’ – Mail on Sunday

‘Startling new revelations from the woman who has written the headline-making
biographies about Princess Diana-astonishing’ – Hello! Magazine

‘Britain is buzzing about The Real Diana’ – Victoria Mather, The Early Show,
CBS News

‘Some Palace watchers note that she has an impressive roster of well-placed
contacts and credit her with writing the most believable Diana biography’
People Magazine

‘Lays bare the facts about Diana’s affair with James Hewitt and the reasons for
Diana’s death in 1997’ – Evening Standard

‘Bombshell revelations by Lady Colin Campbell, the former wife of a cousin of
the Queen of England’ – Ireland on Sunday

‘A tribute to a truly remarkable and outstanding woman’ – Later Living

‘Lady Colin Campbell is a highly successful and prolific author, most famous for
her two biographies of Diana, Princess of Wales’ – Sarah Wicker, chatshow.com

‘If you are maintaining a Diana library, Lady Colin Campbell’s books are now must haves’ – Royal Book News

 

Welcome, Lady Colin Campbell

Lady Colin Campbell is a highly successful and prolific author and has been a prominent and often controversial figure in royal and social circles for many years. She perhaps is best known for her international bestselling book Diana in Private, 1992, and her subsequent extended and revelatory biography of the Princess of Wales, The Real Diana published in 2004. She has written books on the Royal Family, been a long term columnist and appeared numerous times on TV and Radio as an experienced Royal Insider and expert on the British aristocracy.

Born in Jamaica, she spent much of her early adult life in America where she became a model and studied apparel design. She is connected to British royalty through common ancestors such as the Emperor Charlemagne and William the Conqueror as well as, through her marriage, to the uncle of the Duke of Argyll, who is a cousin of the Queen. She has two sons and lives in London, in the city and at Goring Castle in Sussex.

Among her latest books are The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth – The Queen Mother, published in 2012 and the book attracted considerable press interest. Once more Lady Colin Campbell shows that as a writer she is not only astonishingly courageous but also extremely well informed, with an impressive roster of “well placed contacts” as People magazine has credited her, and yet again she brings penetrating insight and the empathy of a truly compassionate person to her subject, bringing the Queen Mother alive in a way that no previous writer has ever succeeded in doing.

Her new book, published in June 2018, is The Queen’s Marriage, the inside story of the Queen’s marriage from contains previously undisclosed revelations. In this new book royal historian Lady Colin Campbell covers the Queen’s marriage in intimate detail. Using her connections and impeccable sources she recounts details of the inside story of the monarch’s relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh and her close family.