The American Duchess: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Author(s): Anna Pasternak

Biography and Memoir

Wallis Simpson was one of the most vilified women of twentieth century. In a stunning biography, Anna Pasternak asks who the American Duchess really was - a social climber, a master manipulator, or simply the true love of King Edward's life?

Life has always been made difficult for those marrying into England's royal family. In 1936, just months into his reign, King Edward VIII proposed to Wallis Simpson, a divorced American woman. Gossip ran wild, and that cacophony of speculation and distrust both hid the real Wallis, and forced Edward into abdicating so that he might marry the woman he adored.

In this intimate biography Anna Pasternak seeks to understand Wallis - and her relationship with Edward and The Crown. Using testimony from her closest friends, she shows the warm, loyal, intelligent woman who was written off and undermined by the powerful, often manipulative men of the Establishment. This is Wallis Simpson's story as it has never been told before.

Previously published as Untitled.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780008297305
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : March 2020
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.9' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anna Pasternak
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 941.084092
  • : 368