Wallis in Love

The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy
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Product Number: DD34771
Released: Feb 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781478964636
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For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance." -Wallis Simpson Everyone has heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. But although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination, gossip, and speculation, her whole story has yet to be told. Now historical biographer Andrew Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she climbed the social ladder, transforming from a hard-nosed gold digger to charming chatelaine. Morton takes us through the cacophonous Jazz Age, a period of casual sex, cocaine, and screeching trombones; Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington and friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt; her exploits in China and beyond; to her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London Society. During her journey, we meet an extraordinary array of characters, many of whom smoothed the way for her dalliance with the king of England, Edward VIII, and we gain insights into the personality and motivations of a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate in a harsh, turbulent world.

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Author(s): Andrew Morton
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Andrew Morton
Narrator(s): Molly Parker Myers
Product Number Z100130206
Released: Feb 13, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549170270
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Author(s): Andrew Morton
Product Number EB00721636
Released: Mar 21, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781538747032

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