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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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    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: 344
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250022189
    ISBN 10: 1250022185
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, JFSJ1, BGR
    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
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 941.084092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO013000
    DC21: 941.084092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A15202024
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DA581.W5 S43 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white plates, colour plates
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    05 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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"