Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by a woman which attempts to understand this fascinating and. In “That Woman,” Anne Sebba boldly recasts the relationship that was once considered the “most romantic love story of the last century” as “a. Anne Sebba is an award-winning British biographer, writer, lecturer and journalist. She is the In Sebba published Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the ‘s (Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK) , published in.

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But her psychology remains an enigma. A Newfoundlander in Canada.

Aug 06, False rated it it was ok. It is a scholarly and unbiased work that allows the reader to understand the evil person that was Wallis Warfield.

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It is interspersed with lots of historical detail and background, particularly from the Thirties era to post-war Britain and Europe. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. Item s unavailable for purchase. She was vilified by public and royals alike and not bowing to opinion or doing little to annd away.

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These two “insights” really can’t be commented upon, they are too unfounded and highly speculative – and also rather ridiculous, in my opinion. You’ve successfully reported this review. qnne


She also made up for it with other talents, at least according to long-standing rumours, talents acquired in some of the less salubrious fleshpots of old Shanghai. Please try again later. Nothing like finally admitting that this has been pure speculation and innuendo designed only to sell books using a completely faulty sebbw unprovable premise.

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After reading this I began to realise that her existence then was about as sad and nomadic as it came and I really began to like and empathise with her character of a trapped woman. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I finished the book feeling that Wallis remained a mystery. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Thxt off to re-read my copy.

She does nothing at all with the new material, Wallis’ continuing correspondence with Ernest Simpson until his death, and the reader is forced to endure what can only be described as the cesspool of the author’s mind.

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I would rather have had a bit more evidence and less interpretation especially the psychological speculations which at times seem to come out of nowhere. Sleeping with the Enemy. His intelligence was questioned, as well as his maturity.

Edward before he met Wallis was a royal with a film star following who connected with the people. He also worried for his son’s mental health, as did many, and he was hooked up with a twice divorced woman who would, in the end, have three living husbands. Saddest of all, it’s still the women who are mainly vilified not the men who often create the impossible situations the women find themselves in.

That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba – Telegraph

Born in in Baltimore, Bessiewallis Warfield endured an impoverished and comparatively obscure childhood which inflamed a burning desire to rise above her circumstances. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.