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Diana: My Autobiography

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TitleDiana: My Autobiography
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsMajor, Kevin
PublisherDoubleday Canada
CityToronto
ISBN Number9780385254137
Overview: 

Diana is Major's first work from the perspective of a young girl. Eleven year-old Diana, named after the Diana, has dreams of romance and royalty. These dreams seem to come true when a young British boy by the name of Willard moves to St. John's, Newfoundland for the summer. Will is everything Diana could want, even if he has oversized ears. Before she knows it, Diana is in love – and it’s only a matter of time before she can convince Will he loves her too. Diana: My Autobiography is a young adult, realistic fiction novel told from the perspective of Diana, and shifts between her reflections on her family, as well as her connections to the royal family (these thoughts are indicated by italics), and the events of her daily life.

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     "I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging, but I have been at his house a number of times. His mother thinks I am very mannerly and am of great help to her in understanding the Canadian way of life. She seemed especially delighted when I told her that we have a Marks and Spencer store in the Village Mall and that one of our television channels carries “Coronation Street.”
      Today when I show up at their house I’m wearing the top that my mother bought me at Marks and Spencer last night. She was surprised I even wanted to go in there, but she didn’t realize that my taste in clothes is changing. It’s becoming more mature. I also bought a packet of crisps. They are so much better than the bags of potato chips we have in Canada. It really is worth the extra money. I wonder whu I hadn’t discovered them before. There’s a whole department full of new foods to try. I can’t wait. (Mum wanted to buy some kipper fillets, but Dad refuses to buy fish processed in a foreign country. Sometimes I wonder.)" (40)