The book, titled A Real Life Fairy Tale: Princess Diana, is the first in a series of illustrated biographies chronicling the inspirational lives of famous women
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Often known as the People’s Princess, Diana helped fight the stigma often associated with AIDS at the time of the virus’ outbreak. In 1987 she helped open the UK’s first purpose built HIV/AIDS unit at the London Middlesex Hospital. As the BBC reports: “Principal Diana shook hands with a man suffering from the disease before the eyes of the world’s media. She did so without gloves and publicly challenged the notion that HIV/AIDS was transmitted from person to person through touch.”
At a time when a lack of understanding about the virus was causing immense fear worldwide, this compassionate act was hard for many people to understand.
The idea for the series A Real Life Fairy Tale came to Pridham while reading to her daughter Brooke.
“I thought how great it would be to have a picture book about an inspirational real-life princess. After looking for something similar and realizing there was nothing else out there, I decided to write the book myself,” Prindham explained.
Pridham is also the author of If Not You, Then Who?, a children’s book about inventors and innovation, which she says aims to empower children and encourage their own creativity.
A Real Life Fairy Tale: Princess Diana is available at barnesandnoble.com, other online booksellers and select retailers nationwide. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit Centrepoint, a British organization that was important to Princess Diana.
Copyright: Mariah Gale Creative