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Penny Junor - Author

About the Author

Penny Junor is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of many best-selling biographies including of Prince William, both the Prince and the Princess of Wales and two British Prime Ministers. She also co-wrote best-selling autobiographies of Pattie Boyd and Sir Cliff Richard. For many years she presented The Travel Show on BBC2 and Channel 4's award-winning consumer programme 4 What It's Worth. She is married with children and grandchildren and lives in Wiltshire.

Featured books by Penny Junor

Prince Harry Brother, Soldier, Son

Prince Harry Brother, Soldier, Son

Author: Penny Junor Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

He is the redhead that Diana called 'the spare', whose childhood was one of chaos and loss; the little boy walking behind his mother's cortege who broke our hearts. This is the story of how he survived the loss and chaos; how he lived in the shadow of his older, cleverer, more important brother - until suddenly he discovered there was something he could do better than almost anyone. This is the story of how the troubled teenager grew into a leader of men, a soldier, a pilot, an adventurer and a passionate champion of those who are in danger of being destroyed or forgotten. Written with the help of many of the most important people in his life, this is the first authoritative biography of this most delightful, charismatic and dangerous of the Queen's grandsons.

Other books by Penny Junor

All The Queen's Corgis Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions

All The Queen's Corgis Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions

Author: Penny Junor Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

All The Queen's Corgis is a look at all the dogs our Sovereign has owned during the course of her life, their individual personalities, quirks and eccentricities and the special relationship she has had with them. This fun and affectionate book complete with wonderful photographs tells the stories of the Queen's closest companions over the years, her beloved corgis, dorgis and gundogs. From the people they have bitten over the years to the scrapes they have been involved in, All The Queen's Corgis will tell you how they live, what they eat, who prepares their food and who gives it to them how they are trained, where they are walked and where they are buried after their deaths. A book for dog-lovers everywhere on what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.

The Duchess The Untold Story - the Explosive Biography, as Seen in the Daily Mail

The Duchess The Untold Story - the Explosive Biography, as Seen in the Daily Mail

Author: Penny Junor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `The last untold account of the biggest crisis to hit the royals since the abdication ... Explosive biography by Britain's top royal author ... A gripping story of human frailty, love, loss, sadness, and tragedy' Daily Mail The relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is one of the most remarkable love stories of the age. It has endured against all the odds, and in the process nearly destroyed the British monarchy. It is a rich and remarkable story that has never been properly told - indeed, it is one of the most extraordinary, star-crossed love stories of the past fifty years.

The Duchess The Untold Story - the Explosive Biography, as Seen in the Daily Mail

The Duchess The Untold Story - the Explosive Biography, as Seen in the Daily Mail

Author: Penny Junor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `The last untold account of the biggest crisis to hit the royals since the abdication ... Explosive biography by Britain's top royal author ... A gripping story of human frailty, love, loss, sadness, and tragedy' Daily Mail The relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is one of the most remarkable love stories of the age. It has endured against all the odds, and in the process nearly destroyed the British monarchy. It is a rich and remarkable story that has never been properly told - indeed, it is one of the most extraordinary, star-crossed love stories of the past fifty years.

The Duchess The Untold Story - the Explosive Biography, as Seen in the Daily Mail

The Duchess The Untold Story - the Explosive Biography, as Seen in the Daily Mail

Author: Penny Junor Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2017

THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `The last untold account of the biggest crisis to hit the royals since the abdication ... Explosive biography by Britain's top royal author ... A gripping story of human frailty, love, loss, sadness, and tragedy' Daily Mail In her relationship with Charles that has survived for more than forty years, Camilla's story has seen a great many myths. This book is the definitive account. The relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is one of the most remarkable love stories of the age. It has endured against all the odds, and in the process nearly destroyed the British monarchy. It is a rich and remarkable story that has never been properly told - indeed, it is one of the most extraordinary, star-crossed love stories of the past fifty years.

Duchess

Duchess

Author: Penny Junor Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2017

The relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is one of the most remarkable love stories of the age. It has endured against all the odds, and in the process nearly destroyed the British monarchy. It is a rich and remarkable story that has never been properly told indeed, it is one of the most extraordinary, star-crossed love stories of the past fifty years.

Prince Harry Brother. Soldier. Son. Husband.

Prince Harry Brother. Soldier. Son. Husband.

Author: Penny Junor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

This is the Prince Harry you've never read about before - the story behind the tabloid stories. Harry is the maverick Prince, who is brilliant, impetuous and unpredictable, and who, at the age of 33, has finally found happiness with the American actress, Meghan Markle - a mixed-race divorcee. He is the redhead that Diana called 'the spare', whose childhood was one of chaos and loss; the little boy walking behind his mother's cortege who broke our hearts. This is the story of how he survived the loss and chaos; growing up in the shadow of his older brother to become a leader of men. This is the story of how the troubled teenager grew into a soldier, a pilot, an adventurer and a passionate champion of those who are in danger of being destroyed or forgotten. Written with the help of many of the most important people in his life, this is the first authoritative biography of this most delightful, charismatic and dangerous of the Queen's grandsons.

Prince Harry Brother, Soldier, Son

Prince Harry Brother, Soldier, Son

Author: Penny Junor Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

He is the redhead that Diana called 'the spare', whose childhood was one of chaos and loss; the little boy walking behind his mother's cortege who broke our hearts. This is the story of how he survived the loss and chaos; how he lived in the shadow of his older, cleverer, more important brother - until suddenly he discovered there was something he could do better than almost anyone. This is the story of how the troubled teenager grew into a leader of men, a soldier, a pilot, an adventurer and a passionate champion of those who are in danger of being destroyed or forgotten. Written with the help of many of the most important people in his life, this is the first authoritative biography of this most delightful, charismatic and dangerous of the Queen's grandsons.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Author: Penny Junor Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2014

The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. After losing his mother at 12 years old, he spent his teenage years making questionable choices under intense international media scrutiny, becoming known for his mischevious grin, shock of red hair, and the occassional not-so-royal indiscretion. As he's grown, he has distinguished himself through military service, flying helicopters for the RAF. He served in Afghanistan and continues to devote himself to his military career. He also follows in his mother's footsteps with charity work--he is the founder of Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, and works with many other charitable organziations to help young people in society and to conserve natural resources. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, Prince Harry is proving himself a prince of the people. With unprecedented access to the most important figures in his life, Penny Junor is able get the truth about who this mercurial and fascinating royal son really is. A modern biography of a modern prince, this book offers an insider's look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain's throne.

Prince William: Born to be King An intimate portrait

Prince William: Born to be King An intimate portrait

Author: Penny Junor, Penny Junor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

As the nation celebrates the birth of William and Kate's son Prince George, Penny Junor brings us the definitive biography of the man who will be King before him. His face is recognized the world over, he is unmistakably Diana's eldest son. But what is Prince William really like? How did he survive the traumas and tragedies of his childhood? He watched his parents' unhappy marriage disintegrate in the full glare of the media. Then, when he was just fifteen, his beautiful, funny, loving mother was tragically killed. How does he approach the future, and how, in this celebrity obsessed world, will he protect Kate and baby George from the intrusion that blighted his own childhood? Drawing on her extensive experience and the trust built up over thirty years of writing about the Royal Family, Penny Junor has got closer than anyone to the secret of William's success as she sensitively and elegantly narrates his life story. This extensively updated edition of Penny Junor's revealing biography is a fitting celebration of the world's most famous prince.

Prince William

Prince William

Author: Penny Junor Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

The first definitive, in-depth portrait of the man who will be king of Englandand the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen.His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William really like?As Diana's eldest son, he was her confidant. While the tabloids eagerly lapped up the lurid details of his parents' divorce, William lived painfully though it, suffering the embarrassment, the humiliation, and divided loyalties. He watched his father denounced on prime time television; he met the lovers. And when he was just fifteen, his beautiful, loving mother was suddenly, shockingly snatched from his life forever.The nation lost its princess and its grief threatened the very future of the monarchy. What was almost forgotten in the clamor was that two small boys had lost their mother. His childhood was a recipe for disaster, yet as he approaches his thirtieth birthday, William is as well-balanced and sane a man as you could ever hope to meet. He has an utter determination to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother has so successfully done for the last sixty years. Who stopped him from going off the rails, turning hisback on his duty and wanting nothing to do with the pressthe people he blamed for his mother's death? Where did the qualities that have so entranced the world, and his new bride, Catherine, come from?In the last thirty years, Penny Junor has written extensively about his parents and the extended family into which he was born. With the trust built up over that time, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.

Prince William

Prince William

Author: Penny Junor Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

His face is recognized the world over, his story is well known. But what is Prince William truly like? As Diana's eldest son, he was her confidant. While the tabloids eagerly lapped up the lurid details of his parents' divorce, William lived painfully though it, suffering the embarrassment, the humiliation, and divided loyalties. He watched his father denounced on prime time television; he met the lovers. And when he was just fifteen, his beautiful, loving mother was suddenly, shockingly snatched from his life forever. The nation lost its princess and its grief threatened the very future of the monarchy. What was almost forgotten in the clamor was that two small boys had lost their mother. His childhood was a recipe for disaster, yet as he approaches his thirtieth birthday, William is as well-balanced and sane a man as you could ever hope to meet. He has an utter determination to do the right thing and to serve his country as his grandmother has so successfully done for the last sixty years. Who stopped him from going off the rails, turning his back on his duty and wanting nothing to do with the press-the people he blamed for his mother's death? Where did the qualities that have so entranced the world, and his new bride, Catherine, come from? In the last thirty years, Penny Junor has written extensively about his parents and the extended family into which he was born. With the advantage of her relationships within William's circle, she has been able to get closer to the answers than ever before.

Home Truths Life Around My Father

Home Truths Life Around My Father

Author: Penny Junor Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

The life of John Junor, Fleet Street legend, explored in movingly honest detail by his daughter, the journalist and broadcaster Penny Junor. John Junor was a brilliant newspaperman. As editor of the Sunday Express for 32 years he wielded more power than many of the politicians he wrote about, mixing with prime ministers, princes, captains of industry and film stars. He was witty, charismatic and flirtatious; he was also a difficult, bad-tempered bully with a vicious tongue. Like him or loathe him, no one could ignore him, and his public life flourished. Yet his family life was far from idyllic. HIs domineering and destructive side led him to damage those he cared for the most, in particular, his wife. Although he never stopped loving her, they lived apart for the last 18 years of his life as she tried to rebuild the confidence that he had shattered. Two years after his death, Penny Junor was compelled to set down her father's biography, partly to celebrate the life of a powerful and influential public figure, and partly to come to terms with her own emotionally charged relationship with him. Drawing on interviews with his contemporaries, friends, adversaries and colleagues, as well as his own family, this is a fascinating portrait of both the public and private life of John Junor.

Home Truths Life Around My Father

Home Truths Life Around My Father

Author: Penny Junor Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2003

This is the life of John Junor, Fleet Street legend, explored in detail by his daughter, the journalist and broadcaster Penny Junor. John Junor was a brilliant newspaperman. As editor of the Sunday Express for 32 years he wielded more power than many of the politicians he wrote about, mixing with prime ministers, princes, captains of industry and film stars. He was witty, charismatic and flirtatious; he was also a difficult, bad-tempered bully with a vicious tongue. Like him or loathe him, no one could ignore him, and his public life flourished. Yet his family life was far from idyllic. His domineering and destructive side led him to damage those he cared for the most, in particular, his wife. Although he never stopped loving her, they lived apart for the last 18 years of his life as she tried to rebuild the confidence that he had shattered. Two years after his death, Penny Junor was compelled to set down her father's biography, partly to celebrate the life of a powerful and influential public figure, and partly to come to terms with her own emotionally charged relationship with him.

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