That woman: the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The King's Speech.
This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. "That woman," so called by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she endured an impoverished childhood, which fostered in her a burning desire to rise above her circumstances.
Acclaimed biographer Anne Sebba offers an eye-opening account of one of the most talked about women of her generation. It explores the obsessive nature of Simpson's relationship with Prince Edward, the suggestion that she may have had a Disorder of Sexual Development, and new evidence showing she may never have wanted to marry Edward at all.
Since her death, Simpson has become a symbol of female empowerment as well as a style icon. But her psychology remains an enigma. Drawing from interviews and newly discovered letters, That Woman shines a light on this captivating and complex woman, an object of fascination that has only grown with the years.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Succession
Kings and rulers
Marriages of royalty and nobility
Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography
Windsor, Edward, -- Duke of, -- 1894-1972 -- Marriage
Windsor, Wallis Warfield
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, -- Duchess of, -- 1896-1986
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|display_description||"One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified women of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography by a woman of Wallis Simpson, Duches of Windsor, which sheds light on the fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England."--Provided by publisher.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000385946|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|St. Martins Press,|2012.|xi, 344 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm., overdrive:96f49eb0-0eb4-465a-b190-ab135430c0d7|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio|||
|subject_facet||Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Succession, Marriages 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|
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|title_full||That Woman The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor / Anne Sebba|
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|title_sub||the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, History, Kings and rulers, Marriage, Marriages of royalty and nobility, Nobility, Nonfiction, Succession, Windsor, Edward, Windsor, Wallis Warfield|