Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by a woman which attempts to understand this fascinating and. In “That Woman,” Anne Sebba boldly recasts the relationship that was once considered the “most romantic love story of the last century” as “a. Anne Sebba is an award-winning British biographer, writer, lecturer and journalist. She is the In Sebba published Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the ‘s (Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK) , published in.

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Possibly the worst purported biography written about the Duchess of Windsor. Thanks to the author exposing such horror. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Yet it revealed so much about both Windsors. I found several of the author’s theories very intriguing but even she stated that no one will ever no the real truth behind their attraction to each other.

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But when it is as vague and unfounded as presented here, one might as well add: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The Duchess of Windsor wasn’t the nicest woman in the world, but I have read biographies of Hitler that displayed more empathy for their subject.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Remains to be said that the structure of the book is slightly uneven. She is the author of nine non-fiction books for adults, two biographies for children and several introductions to reprinted classics.


The author delved into different theories trying to yhat, once again, how these two wildly separate people came to be inseparably entwined together, changing history with their meeting.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had sebbx insight into her life as a child or during her first and second marriages. Neither beautiful nor brilliant and over 40 when she married the former King, she became one of the most talked about woman of her generation for inspiring such deep love and slavish adoration in Edward V that even renouncing a throne and an Empire for her was not enough to prove his total devotion.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He was childlike in his behaviour: The story of Wallis Simpson and her relationship with Edward, the king who gave up his throne to sebbq her, continues to fascinate, 75 years after they were married. I am not above cheap juicy gossip. Rather she became unable to avoid it, and both she and her s I started this without any burning desire to know more about ‘that woman’, but quickly became involved in this account of someone whose life came to be defined by her marriage to King Edward VIII.

I suspect he didn’t really want to be king, so abdicating may not have been the great sacrifice it appeared sebna be.


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Only the fact that she was childless, not very pretty, and sought power like a man were cited as “evidence” that this might have been the case. Wallis’ mother had many struggles which helped to shape Wallis’ feelings towards money and security.

There are some documents that have released since the publication of the last batch of books some from the Queen Mother’s correspondence, but basically they don’t reveal anything new: His intelligence was questioned, as well as his maturity. Apr 05, Kate Lawrence rated it really liked it Shelves: He also worried for his son’s mental health, as did many, and he was hooked up with a twice divorced woman who would, in the end, have three living husbands. The New York Times.

The Last of the Duchess: I thoroughly enjoyed this, but I think it had more to do with the woman it was about then the book itself. She comes up with two startling opinions of her own, however. The author gives us the facts and the speculation, being careful to distinguish between them. Martin’s Griffin; Reprint edition February 5, Language: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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