The Last of the Duchess
The Strange and Sinister Story of the Final Years of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Caroline Blackwood & James Fox
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Intriguing, suspenseful, and witty, this is the story of journalist and novelist Caroline Blackwood's search for the late Duchess of Windsor. It is also a provocative exploration of the often bizarre connection between heightened celebrity and approaching death--in Blackwood's words, "the fatal effects of myth." First serial to New York Times Magazine.
Publishers Weekly Review
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This book is the very literal story of a writer who can't get access to the duchess of Windsor (in order to write an article). The author never gets access, so the entire book is a waste of the readers time. The book merely references other people who are actually writing about the duchess, I recommend buying their books instead.
A Royal "Julie & Julia"
This truly reminded me of the Julie & Julia book. In this case the Duchess of Windsor is the much sought after and admired Julia Child who remains elusive to the Writers.
I thought the book was witty, funny, sad and fascinating at different times. It is a worthwhile read if you are a Wallis Windsor (or Duke) fan or enjoy the machinations of what it takes to right a major piece on a well guarded historical figure.
You do get glimpses in the behind the scenes world of the Duchess and her protective and bizarre attorney Maitre Blum, who appears to be pulling all the strings.
I recommend this as a follow-up read to other books on the Windsors!