Tuesday, July 10, 2012

That Woman - Anne Sebba

That Woman - Anne Sebba (2011)

This book is a biography about Wallis Simpson the Duchess of Windsor, who was involved in one of the biggest scandals of the 20th century.  I enjoyed reading about her early life, much of which I didn't already know.

Although much of it was interesting, I found that there would be a few odd things that just seemed to be thrown in.  There seemed to be quite a few paragraphs devoted to her masculine appearance and rumours about both her being sexually frigid and then her sexual prowess, that seemed to be included to provide shock value.

It seemed to gloss over their later years, and in the end I just felt sad for the both of them.  2/5

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