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Author: Andrew Morton Narrator: Molly Parker Myers Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9781478964643
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For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne.

“You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance.” —Wallis Simpson

Everyone has heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom England’s Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. But although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination, gossip, and speculation, her whole story has yet to be told. Now historical biographer Andrew Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she climbed the social ladder, transforming from a hard-nosed gold digger to charming chatelaine.

Morton takes us through the cacophonous Jazz Age, a period of casual sex, cocaine, and screeching trombones, through Wallis’ romantic adventures in Washington and friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt, her exploits in China and beyond, to her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London society. During her journey, we meet an extraordinary array of characters, many of whom smoothed the way for her dalliance with the king of England, Edward VIII, and we gain insights into the personality and motivations of a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate in a harsh, turbulent world.

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  • “Morton draws on diaries, letters, and other previously unseen or little-known sources to paint a new portrait of the woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne…with sources ranging from Wallis’ friend Constance Coolidge to ambassadors William Bullitt and Robert Worth Bingham to Laura Corrigan, a Cleveland society hostess.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Author Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton is one of the world’s best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking 1992 biography Diana: Her True Story became a New York Times bestseller, as did Monica’s Story, 17 Carnations, and Angelina. He is the winner of numerous awards, including Author of the Year by the British Book Awards and Scoop of the Year by the London Press Club. He lives in London and travels extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe in his research for the biographies.

About the Narrator

Molly Parker Meyers is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.