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Wallis in love: the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy

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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 England's 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, through Wallis' 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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subject_facetMarriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography
Windsor, Edward, -- Duke of, -- 1894-1972 -- Marriage
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, -- Duchess of, -- 1896-1986
title_displayWallis in love : the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy
title_fullWallis in Love The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy
Wallis in love : the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy / Andrew Morton
title_shortWallis in love
title_subthe untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy
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History
Marriage
Marriages of royalty and nobility
Nobility
Nonfiction
Windsor, Edward
Windsor, Wallis Warfield