Lady Colin Campbell is such a fraud. She was born in Jamaica, George Ziadie (he later became Georgie) from a very wealthy family. She was married for a little over a year more than half a century ago but has clung on to her ex-husband's title. That should tell you something. She has devoted her entire life to collecting (fabulous) jewellery and ingratiating herself in with the royals. Those who wouldn't have her, like the late Queen Mother, she wrote scurrilous pieces about (after their death of course). The Queen Mother, and her brother, she wrote were really the children of a cook. Prince Charles likes her, Diana didn't, hence this nasty tome. She was not part of Princess Diana's outer circle, let alone a confidant, so this book is just a hey-ho I'm with you Charlie, your ex-wife was a right c*** trying to bring you all down.

Well what do I know about Princess Di?Only what everyone else knows and one extra little thing. I used to sell hand-painted t-shirts on a very small island (not one I live on). I would hang them from the coconut and sea grape trees once a week and people from a dive boat and the few other tourists around would buy them.

One week a woman came up and started to take the t-shirts down and hold them up to someone quite near. I looked to see who, it was Princess Diana and her children. She waved when she saw me looking. The woman, a lady-in-waiting, asked if she could take them to the Princess and I said sure. When she'd made her selection she sent the money over and returned the rest of the t-shirts. She mouthed 'thank you, they're lovely'.

Any t-shirts I had left I would sell to a couple of hotels (at the same price, I could have sold all of them that way, but I liked being on the beach). One of them on a very tiny island was run by a friend. In the hope of getting a letter of thanks to frame for the hotel boutique, she sent over to the Princess a selection of sarongs as a gift. Next day the boatman returned them with a verbal message, 'the Princess does not accept unsolicited gifts'.Made me laugh.

Not a book I would recommend.