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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Pasternak, Anna

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Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward's life? Amid the cacophony of condemnation her story has become obfuscated. Untitled is an 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.
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ISBN 9780008297312
Released AU 7 Mar 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008297312
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 7 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pasternak, Anna
Category Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 941.084092
Weight 490g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Nobility - Biography - Great Britain, Marriages of royalty and nobility - History - 20th century - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Royalty
ONIX Text General/trade

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