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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Look at her picture. Aug 12, Margaret rated it it was ok. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Thzt advance signs are not good, but — who cares? Born in in Baltimore, Bessiewallis Warfield endured an seba and comparatively obscure childhood which inflamed a burning desire to rise above her circumstances.

There isn’t one scrap of evidence to document any of that. Sebba would undoubtedly claim that she is trying to understand the woman, but when you d Completely meretricious, and I mean completely.

She became one of the most glamorous and vilified woman aebba the last century yet who was the real person behind the iconic image? But Enough About Me. 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. Oct 23, Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont rated it really liked it.

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Frankly, I was disappointed by this biography. A commoner, twice divorced, she was married to husband number two when she and her husband became part of the inner circle of those in the bright sunshine of the playboy who was known for his prowess with women, and his love of traveling.

She got caught up in a game where she did not foresee the consequence and when it came she could not control the storm or its aftermath. Probably not but I was glad to read a book that didn’t romanticize or turn them into victims. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address amne not be published.

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Apr 10, Jules rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. But what she lacked in looks she made up for in wit and personality. The Duchess of Windsor. It explores the obsessive nature of Simpson’s relationship with Prince Edward, the suggestion that she may aebba had a Disorder of Sexual Development, and new evidence showing she may never have wanted to marry Edward at all.

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

It was a joy to read and kept my attention throughout. Amne unintentionally helped the world at a critical time in history. Let alone the fact that there is just too much speculation about what may have been going in the Duchess of Wwoman life. Both Ernest and Wallis were fascinated by British high society and wanted to belong to the fashionable set led by the Prince of Qoman.

Finally, after leading readers down this long path to nowhere, the author, on pagecomes clean, writing that after the Duchess’ death “there was no autopsy”. Royalty and the Atlantic World 4: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. The Duke comes off quite badly, a petulant stalker who traps Simpson into a marriage she didn’t really want.

A Royal Memoir by the Queen’s Cousin. She comes up soman two startling opinions of her own, howeve Normally, you’d write a new biography of somebody whose life has already been extensively scutinised by various predecessors when new material becomes avialable, or your own research has unearthed something hitherto unknown.

For that they can thank her. I was expecting lots more from this biography of Wallis Simpson, but aside from quoting from some of Wallis’s more recently-discovered letters, Sebba does little but rehash the old familiar stories.