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That Woman

Author : Anne Sebba
ISBN : 9780297858997
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bestselling biography of the enduringly fascinating Wallis Simpson One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified women of the twentieth century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography by a woman of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. 'That woman', as she was referred to by the Queen Mother, became a hate figure for ensnaring a British king and destabilising the monarchy. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she nevertheless became one of the most talked-about women of her generation, and she inspired such deep love and adoration in Edward VIII that he gave up a throne and an empire for her. Wallis lived by her wit and her wits, while both her apparent and alleged moral transgressions added to her aura and dazzle. Based on new archives and material only recently made available, this scrupulously researched biography sheds new light on the character and motivations of a powerful, charismatic and complex woman.

The Duchess Of Windsor

Author : Greg King
ISBN : 0806535210
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. "Never explain, never complain." Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. "For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat." Using previously untapped sources, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.

Wallis In Love

Author : Andrew Morton
ISBN : 9781782437239
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Sunday Times bestselling author Andrew Morton reveals new information and sources that totally transform our perception of Wallis Simpson. Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20th century's most controversial royal scandal. Andrew Morton's impeccable research and unerring skill for riveting storytelling combine to present a strong case for a new and startling reveal: that the woman who rocked the world with her uncompromising passion for the Prince of Wales may have fooled everyone by keeping the object of her true passion hidden away... From her relatively lowly beginnings in America - where young Wallis and her mother were dependent on her domineering and powerful Uncle Sol, to her rise through the social ranks and her determination to one day beat men at their own game - to the ultimate conquest of the Prince of Wales, Morton paints a vivid and multi-faceted picture of a compelling, ambitious and often hard-hearted woman, who may have won the jewel in the British crown but very possibly at the expense of her true happiness. Wallis in Love reveals the men Wallis truly loved, the men who broke her heart - and the hearts she broke in turn. In this vivid, fresh and frankly amazing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor, Morton draws on interviews, secret letters, diaries and never before seen or heard primary sources. From the day she was born in a ramshackle cottage in the hills to revealing what really happened the night her husband died, Morton paints a fresh and enticing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor.

Als Mrs Simpson Den K Nig Stahl

Author : Juliet Nicolson
ISBN : 9783458731375
Genre : Fiction
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England, 1936. Für die 19-jährige May Thomas beginnt das Abenteuer ihres Lebens. Gerade aus Barbados nach England gekommen, tritt sie eine Stelle als Chauffeurin bei Sir Philip Blunt an. Mit ihrer offenen, liebenswürdigen Art findet sie bei den Blunts schnell ein neues Zuhause. Und in dem politisch und sozial engagierten Oxfordstudenten Julian einen Freund, für den sie schon bald mehr empfindet, als ihr erlaubt ist. Zur selben Zeit hält Evangeline Nettlefold Einzug bei den Blunts. May schließt Freundschaft mit der lebenslustigen Amerikanerin, die mit ihrer impulsiven Art die britische Reserviertheit durcheinanderwirbelt. Doch Evangeline sorgt für etwas mehr Aufregung, als allen lieb ist. Denn sie steht in engem Kontakt mit Wallis Simpson, deren heimliche Affäre mit dem König nicht nur die Skandalpresse in Alarmbereitschaft versetzt. Nach und nach taucht May immer tiefer ein in die Verstrickungen der gehobenen britischen Gesellschaft und hat bald nicht mehr nur mit ihrem Gefühlschaos zu kämpfen ... Mit feinem Sinn für Humor und einem Gespür für all die Tonlagen des menschlichen Miteinanders schreibt Juliet Nicolson einen ebenso mitreißenden wie charmanten Roman über Herzens- und andere Angelegenheiten vor dem Hintergrund einer der turbulentesten Episoden der englischen Geschichte.

Wallis

Author : Rebecca Dean
ISBN : 9780007412600
Genre : Fiction
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Two lovers. Two very different lives. One future together that will change history.

Diana

Author : Andrew Morton
ISBN : 342627079X
Genre : Princesses
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Lilith Die Erste Eva

Author : Siegmund Hurwitz
ISBN : 9783856306335
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Wallis

Author : Greg King
ISBN : 1845136942
Genre : Divorced women
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The first unbiased account of the fascinating and outrageous life of Wallis Simpson, the commoner who bewitched the King of England… It was the love story of the century. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry ‘the woman I love’, Wallis Warfield Simpson. American, twice-divorced and of distinctly uncompromising personality, Wallis was a far cry from the sort of woman the Royal Family would have chosen for their future Queen. Their ostracism of her, coupled with a thinly veiled animosity in the British press tainted her reputation for the rest of her life. From her birth in Pennsylvania in 1896 to her death in Paris in 1986, the Duchess moved from obscurity through a world of privilege, palaces, titles, high society and romance, to the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies and lies. In his acclaimed biography Greg King sifts through the decades of rumour and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. Wild speculation about her past affairs, her domination of the Duke and her tragic, lonely end are answered. Using previously untapped sources, conducting hundreds of interviews with survivors and expertly marshalling a huge array of documentation, King presents a definitive and sympathetic portrait of the woman who was punished for falling in love.

The Duchess Of Windsor

Author : Charles Higham
ISBN : 1557732272
Genre : Great Britain
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Offers an intimate portrait of the American woman for whom a British King gave up his throne, and the glamour, rumor, and secrets associated with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson And Other Stories

Author : Rose Tremain
ISBN : UOM:39015062865863
Genre : Memory
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A collection of short stories with the title story being about Wallis Simpson and her relationship with her lawyer, Maitre Suzanne Blum.

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