Charles: A Biography
The Prince of Wales is one of the most familiar,yet least understood,figures of our time, Is Prince Charles really the confused,somewhat tormented soul he so often seems?Or is he in fact a dynamic and purposeful modern man whose real achievements get drowned in a tide of trivial publicity -not least about his marriage?
No one is better qualified to answer these questions than Anthony Holden,whose best-selling biography Charles,Prince of Wales,has stood the test of time as the definitive account of the Prince’s first 30 years.As is well known, Holden’s rapport with his subject secured the Prince’s cooperation with the book.
To mark Prince Charles’s fortieth birthday.Holden has written an entirely fresh and up-to-date study,informed by ten years of ‘Charles watching’. It argues that the Prince is fast carving out for himself a substantial,at times controversial role in a society whose constitution uncomfortably fails to define one for him.