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    Description"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'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'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.

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    That Woman
    The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Sebba
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9781250002969
    ISBN 10: 1250002966

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, BGFA, JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: BGRA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    DC22: 941.084092
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    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO013000
    DC21: 941.084092
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A15202024
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    LC classification: DA581.W5 S43 2012
    Illustrations note
    St. Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St. Martin's Press
    Publication date
    14 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    ANNE SEBBA is a biographer, lecturer, and former Reuters foreign correspondent who has written eight books and is a member of the Society of Authors Executive Committee. She lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Brought to brilliant light in this responsible, respectful biography." --"Booklist "on "Jennie Churchill""A rigorously objective book... Fascinating." --"Financial Times "on "Mother Teresa"