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The Duchess Of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson Hardcover – September 1, 2000
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One hopes these errors were corrected in subsequent editions of this book.
Rather, this is a very balanced and highly interesting look at not only the lives of the Duke and Duchess, but of the time and world they inhabited with such joie de vivre, glamour and above all, humor and compassion for others. So many books have emphasized the lavish lifestyle, the Duchess' wardrobe and jewels, her society friends, etc. Here, we are privy to the other side of their lives: one in which Wallis and Edward devoted enormous amounts of their personal time and money to helping those persons less fortunate than themselves. Of particular interest is their years spent in the Bahamas, when the Duke was Governor-General, and Wallis spent years coordinating efforts to improve the lives of native Bahamians. It is sad that Buckingham Palace ignored not only their charitable efforts, which the British Royal Family is so eager to promote in the UK with their "Civil Duties", but that Edward's brother, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth (now the Queen Mother) ensured that Edward and Wallis were not allowed to represent the Royal Family within the UK itself. King George lived in great fear that their popularity with the common people of Britain (and all over the world) would usurp his authority as monarch supreme.
All in all this is a story to be remembered for all time.
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I was impressed that this author told both sides of the stories - not just the sordid crazy stuff that usually hits the tabloids. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda Huenecke
Absolutely backs up the story of David and Wallis with many, many quotes and anecdotes from those that actually knew them. Amazingly well done.Published 9 months ago by livelywoman
Mr. King's book is a fascinating read, and I appreciate and applaud his effort to show the Duke and Duchess as real people and to go beyond the too widely accepted impressions and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Xanthippe Sterling
As someone who's read everything possible about the Windsors, I was impressed by the point of view Mr. King used. Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Chal
I have read more than one book about which the Duke and Duchess were featured. I found this to be the most fair and 'objective', whatever that means, portrait of all. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Jonah