Untold Story (novel)

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Untold Story
Author Monica Ali
Country England
Language English
Published Scribner
Publication date
2011
Media type Print
Pages 272

Untold Story is novel by Monica Ali, her fourth after two novels and a collection of short stories.[1] It asks what would have happened if Princess Diana had not died in a car accident in Paris in 1997 but had arranged for her own disappearance and tried to live an undiscovered life in a small American town.[2] In the novel, Princess Diana is portrayed in fictional form as an English expat named Lydia.[3][4] The story is told through a combination of third person narrative, diary entries of the princess's former personal secretary, Lawrence Standing and letters written by Lydia.[3][4]

On May 2011, it was reported that Ali had sold the film rights to British production company Cloud Eight Films.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Untold Story': What If Princess Diana Had Survived?". NPR. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Joanna Briscoe (2 April 2011). "Untold Story by Monica Ali". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Kakutani, Michiko (13 June 2011). "Imagining a Secret Life for Diana". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jul/15/monica-ali-untold-story-review
  5. ^ McClurg, Jocelyn (25 May 2011). "Princess Diana lives on in new novel". USA Today. Retrieved 7 December 2016 – via Gannett Company.