Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Version: Unabridged
Author: Andrew Morton
Narrator: Molly Parker Myers
Genres: History, Biography & Memoir, North America
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published In: February 2018
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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Overview

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



Before she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and birthright, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish and particular girl from Baltimore. At turns imaginative, ambitious, and spoiled, Wallis's first words as recalled by her family were 'me, me.' From that young age, she was in want of nothing but stability, status, and social acceptance as she fought to climb the social ladder and take her place in London society. As irony would have it, she would gain the love and devotion of a king, but only at the cost of his throne and her reputation.

In WALLIS IN LOVE, acclaimed biographer Andrew Morton offers a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine. Using diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records, Morton takes us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and 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.

WALLIS IN LOVE goes beyond Wallis's infamous persona and reveals a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate and grapple with matters of the heart.

Reviews (1)

Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Written by David W on March 3rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A remarkable book on a incredibly remarkable woman that thought the world owed her everything!

Author Details

Author Details

Morton, Andrew

ANDREW MORTON is one of the world's best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking 1992 biography revealed the secret world of Princess Diana, prompting Tina Brown to declare in "The Diana Chronicles," "The journalist Morton most reminds me of is Bob Woodward." "Diana: Her True Story" became a #1 "New York Times" bestseller, as did "Monica's Story," Morton's portrait of the young woman behind the blue dress in the Clinton White House. The winner of numerous awards, including Author of the Year by the British Book Awards and Scoop of the Year by the Londo