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Burchill on Diana

11th November 2009 There are not many magazines that contain intelligent articles about things that matter. There are lots of magazines providing lengthy coverage of things like the antics of minor royals and their aristocratic relatives, or what one celebrity author thinks about another. Julie Burchill’s piece on Diana (November) seems to belong in that category: Burchill doesn’t much like Charles Spencer, but sees the late Princess of Wales as a “bright, searching cityscape of progress and compassion.” What’s the evidence for this? Is it possible that this “mercurial, volatile body of light” was in fact a…

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