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Anna Pasternak / Laura Kirman
‘The best book about the Windsors for decades’ Petronella WyattThe 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.For fans of Rachel Trethewey (Mothers of the Mind) Alexander Larman (Byron's Women) Anne Sebba (Ethel Rosenberg) Dylan Howard (Dirty Sexy Money) and Wendy Holden (Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Biography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 7th March 2019
  • Duration 11 Hrs. 40 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008297336