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Traitor king : the scandalous exile of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor

Lownie, Andrew (author.).

Summary: The complex and contradictory lives of the Windsors following Edward's abdication of the British throne in 1936. Shut out by the royal family, the couple was forced into exile--but a glamorous one in which they flitted from sumptuously appointed mansions in the south of France to luxurious residences in Palm Beach. They were spoiled, selfish people, obsessed with their image, reveling in adulterous affairs, and financially exploiting their position in a glittering world riddled with treachery and betrayal.

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  • ISBN: 9781639361410
  • ISBN: 1639361413
  • ISBN: 9781639363872
  • Physical Description: print
    422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-405) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The year of three kings -- Waiting to wed -- The wedding -- Honeymoon -- The German tour -- Interlude -- Countdown to war -- Phoney war -- Escape -- Operation Willi -- Exiled -- Under surveillance -- Governor -- Murder in paradise -- Beyond the Bahamas -- The German documents -- A life without purpose -- The wandering Windsors -- Secret affairs -- Settling down -- The heart has its reasons -- Coming in from the cold -- The Duchess alone -- Relationships -- Traitor king.
Subject: Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972
Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of 1896-1986
Marriages of royalty and nobility Great Britain History 20th century Biography
Great Britain Kings and rulers Biography
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 5 of 11 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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Marianna Black Library 941.084 L (Text) 39493109032369 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 02/01/2023

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