The Shadow Queen

A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
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Author(s): Rebecca Dean
Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2012
Product Number: EB00153356
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307985835
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Description

King Edward VIII abdicated his throne for her in one of the world's great love stories – but who was Wallis Simpson? Born into a poor southern family but taken in by rich relatives, Wallis Simpson was raised as a socialite. Between family conflicts and debutante balls, she and her friends dream of their future husbands, and like millions of girls worldwide, dream of Prince Edward, the heir to the British throne who would someday be king. Beloved author Rebecca Dean imagines the early life of Wallis Simpson, her triumphs and heartbreaks, and the making of the twice divorced, nearly destitute woman who captured a king's heart and changed the course of history. Set against a background of high society, royal circles, and diplomatic intrigue, The Shadow Queen features one of the most fascinating and controversial women of the 20th century.

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