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  • ISBN: 9780593200353 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0593200357 : PAP
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2021.

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"It was a love so strong a king renounced his kingdom-all for that woman. Or was she just an escape route for a king who never wanted to rule? Bestselling author Wendy Holden takes an intimate look at one of the most notorious scandals of the twentieth century. 1928. A middle-aged foreigner comes to London with average looks, no money, and no connections. Wallis's first months in the city are lonely, dull, and depressing. With no friends of her own, she follows the glamorous set on the pages of magazinesand goes to watch society weddings. Her stuffy husband Ernest's idea of fun, meanwhile, is touring historic monuments. When an unexpected encounter leads to a house party with the Prince of Wales, Wallis's star begins to rise. Her secret weapon is her American pep and honesty. For the prince, she is a breath of fresh air. As her friendship with him grows, their relationship deepens into love. Wallis is plunged into a world of unimaginable luxury and privilege, enjoying weekends together at his private palace on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Wallis knows the fun and excitement can't last. The prince will have to marry, and she will return to Ernest. The sudden death of George V seems to make this inevitable; the Prince of Wales is now King Edward VIII. When, to her shock and amazement, he refuses to give her up-or recognize they are facing impossible odds-her fairy tale becomes a nightmare. The royal family closes ranks to shut her out, and Ernest gives an ultimatum. Wallis finds herself trapped when Edward insists on abdicating his throne. She can't escape the overwhelming public outrage, and, villainized, she becomes the woman everyone blames-the face of the most dramatic royal scandal of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986 > Fiction.
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 > Fiction.
Great Britain > Politics and government > 1936-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.

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