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    DescriptionThis will be the first serious yet sympathetic book by a female biographer to explain the story of how an American divorcee became a hate figure for allegedly ensnaring a British King from his throne. It focuses on the core conflict of her life in the 1930s, with particular reference to her impoverished American childhood as a motivation for her ambition. 'That woman', so called by her sister-in-law the new Queen Elizabeth, was born BessieWallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore, and she endured a childhood of relative obscurity which sharpened a burning desire to rise above her circumstances. To win in the game of life was her unequivocal aim. 'That woman' was not only one of the most talked about women of her generation. In death she has become one of the most written about and reviled. But she has also become a symbol of female empowerment as well as a style icon. And yet Wallis Simpson remains an enigma. A witty woman who lived on her wits. 'A woman can never be too rich or too thin' - one of her aphorisms - is all that some people know of her. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, both her assumed as well as her known moral transgressions add to her aura and dazzle. Accused of fascist sympathies and Nazi friends, she is an object of fascination that has increased with the years.


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    Title
    That Woman
    Subtitle
    The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Sebba
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780297858973
    ISBN 10: 0297858971
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B, 941.084092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO013000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, NHD
    Edition statement
    Export ed
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    Publication date
    18 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anne Sebba read History at King's College London then joined Reuters as a foreign correspondent based in London and Rome. She has written eight works of non-fiction, mostly about iconic women, presented BBC radio documentaries, and is an accredited Nadfas lecturer. She is married with three children.