WALLIS IN LOVE


WALLIS IN LOVE

ANDREW MORTON    Book Number: 86284    Product format: Hardback

Bessie Wallis Warfield was an unlikely seductress, apparently more interested in cooking than coitus, her heart under careful control. Nor was this woman who caused so much chaos and commotion in the British constitution and in the hearts of men much to look at - raw-boned, square-jawed, outsize hands and a rasping voice that some found irritating. Men and women were fascinated by her style and her chutzpah and she was capable of love, passion and desire, but not always with the men she married. Wallis Simpson was an endlessly complex and intriguing woman, beguiling and infuriating and some believe that she should be remembered with a statue on the famously unoccupied fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square for saving the British from her pro-Nazi royal husband. Everyone has heard of the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne, but although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination and gossip and speculation, the whole story has yet to be told. Now using diary entries, letters and other never-before-seen records, historical biographer Andrew Morton offers a fresh portrait. Vibrant and brazen, Wallis Simpson climbs the social ladder, transforming from hard-nosed gold digger to charming and seductive chatelaine. We are taken through the cacophonous Jazz Age, a period of casual sex, cocaine and screeching trombones, Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, her exploits in China and beyond, to her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London Society. Morton presents a compelling case that Edward was not the man Wallis truly desired, and that the real love of her life slipped through her fingers. 392pp in 2018 publication, 16 pages of photos.
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ISBN 9781782437222
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