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The Resource That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Anne Sebba

That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Anne Sebba

Label
That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Title
That woman
Title remainder
the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Statement of responsibility
Anne Sebba
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The King<U+2019>s Speech. This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. “That woman,” so called by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she endured an impoverished childhood, which fostered in her a burning desire to rise above her circumstances. Acclaimed biographer Anne Sebba offers an eye-opening account of one of the most talked about women of her generation. It explores the obsessive nature of Simpson<U+2019>s relationship with Prince Edward, the suggestion that she may have had a Disorder of Sexual Development, and new evidence showing she may never have wanted to marry Edward at all. Since her death, Simpson has become a symbol of female empowerment as well as a style icon. But her psychology remains an enigma. 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
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10078751
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Sebba, Anne
Dewey number
941.084092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA581.W5
LC item number
S43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Windsor, Wallis Warfield
  • Windsor, Edward
  • Nobility
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Label
That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Anne Sebba
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 344 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250002969
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 740627030
  • (OCoLC)740627030
Label
That woman : the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Anne Sebba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 344 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250002969
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 740627030
  • (OCoLC)740627030

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