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. Download and start listening now!