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Untitled - The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (Hardcover) Loot Price: R411
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Untitled - The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (Hardcover): Anna Pasternak

Untitled - The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (Hardcover)

Anna Pasternak

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'The best book about the Windsors for decades' Petronella Wyatt The intimate biography of one of the most misunderstood women in British royal history. His charisma and glamour ensured him the status of a rock star prince. Yet Edward gave up the British throne, the British Empire and his position as Emperor of India, to marry his true love, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. So much gossip and innuendo has been levelled at Wallis Simpson that it has become nearly impossible to discern the real woman. Many have wondered why, when Edward could have had anyone he desired, he was smitten with this unusual American woman. As her friend Herman Rogers said to her in 1936 when news of her affair with Edward broke: 'Much of what is being said concerns a woman who does not exist and never did exist.' History is mostly perceived from the perspective of his-story. But what about her story? Anna Pasternak's new book is the first ever to give Wallis a chance and a voice to show that she was a warm, loyal, intelligent woman adored by her friends, who was written off by cunning, influential Establishment men seeking to diminish her and destroy her reputation. As the author argues, far from being the villain of the abdication, she was the victim. Anna Pasternak seeks to understand an unusual, deeply misunderstood woman, and the untenable situation she became embroiled in. Using testimony from their inner circle of friends, she presents a very different Wallis Simpson. With empathy, intimacy and thorough research, this book will make readers view her story as it has never been told before.

General

Imprint: William Collins Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Anna Pasternak
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 34mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-829729-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Royalty
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Biography > Royalty
LSN: 0-00-829729-0
Barcode: 9780008297299

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