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Untitled : the real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor / Anna Pasternak.

Untitled : the real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor / Anna Pasternak.
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ISBN 9780008297312 (paperback)
Author Pasternak, Anna, 1967- author.
Title Untitled : the real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor / Anna Pasternak.
Publisher/Date London : William Collins, 2019.
Pagination etc. xxiv, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents note Prologue: the heart has its reasons -- The Prince's girl -- Ich dien -- One and only -- God bless WE -- Down with the American harlot -- Oceans of agony -- The last hour -- The fury -- Untitled -- The Twilight Zone -- A shadow king -- Son Altese Royale -- My David -- Epilogue: The cedar walk.
Summary Note 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. 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. 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.
Subject - Name Windsor, Wallis Warfield, -- Duchess of, 1896-1986
Windsor, Edward, -- Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Marriage
Subject Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography
Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Shelf Location 941.084 WIND
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