Flowers for Princess Diana describes first-hand the compelling personality and common touch that the late Princes Diana displayed during her short reign in England. The book is co-authored by Englishman Ian Jackman, who came to be a close friend of Diana's; and by long-time Las Vegas print journalist, TV newsman and author Chuck N. Baker, who met Diana on several occasions.
In addition to the detailed text, the book's cover features original never-before-published photographs of Diana that were taken by Jackman. Virtually every time he met Diana at public functions and royal celebrations, he would present her with flowers and then photograph her.
In the text, Jackman and Baker recall their meetings with Diana, illuminating a lesser-known, unpretentious and spontaneous side of the princess. Jackman was a champion and advocate of Diana's views on many subjects, and he tried to provide strength and encouragement to her during her periods of tribulation.
Diana was a patron and supporter of many charities and causes. One of her passions was her dedication and work in attempting to encourage nations to cease the world-wide production of land mines, which each year maim and take the lives of innocent civilians. Although the text only touches briefly on the subject, the authors hope publication of Flowers For Princess Diana will help to add emotional reinforcement to that particular cause of hers.
Ian Jackman is a professional employed in the hotel industry in England. Born in London where he still resides, his passions include going to the theater and listening to popular music. Two of his favorite vocalists are Frank Sinatra and Diana Ross. Over a period of years he came to know Princess Diana, and when she died tragically in an automobile accident in Paris, he decided to share with the world his many memories of meetings with her. Flowers for Princess Diana is his first book.
Chuck N. Baker is a journalist, TV newsman and author who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Indirectly through Jackman's efforts, Baker came to meet Diana and write about her for an American newspaper. Upon her death Baker flew to London and interviewed Jackman, and in Flowers for Princess Diana he details his and Jackman's observations and warm memories of conversations and events involving the princess. A multi-talented communicator equally at home in several fields of journalism, he has authored two other books and has written and produced an award-winning educational home video.
Visit Chuck N. Baker's web site at www.veteransreporter.com
I was really looking forward to getting ian's book as I had been an enthusiastic Diana follower also! I ordered the book from amazon and to my disappointment the only photos were those on the cover! enjoyed the read, but the photos were obviously the reason I bought it. pity.