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That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor | Anne Sebba
21 posts | 8 read | 25 to read
A portrait of the divorcâee maligned for her marriage to the abdicated Edward VIII discusses the impoverished early life that fueled her ambigions, theories about her alleged personality disorder, and her posthumous status as a female empowerment icon.
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Samplergal
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#taintedlove
#anglophileapril


I can‘t think of a more tainted love than this one. I have read just about all the Wallis Simpson books and have come to the conclusion The King was obsessed with this woman and she really didn‘t think he was anything but a meal ticket to the Royal fun. Changing world history and events (likely for the better) rather tainted the Royals for a bit.

Cinfhen She would also work for #creep 😂😂😉 2mo
Samplergal @Cinfhen😉Wait till you see #Creep. 😂😂😂 2mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha !!! Can‘t wait 😜 2mo
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whatshesreadingnow I‘ve been fascinated with the royal family since reading The Gown 😋This looks interesting too 2mo
Samplergal @whatshesreadingnow I actually like my tagged book better. It‘s also good. As I said, I‘m a long time stalker/reader of Mrs. Simpson. I found her old house in Baltimore I‘m so obsessed. 🤪 2mo
Weaponxgirl Was kinda great that it happened, we got better royals for ww2 in the end. 2mo
Mdargusch Good one! I was going to use this book for this prompt but used it for not an #easylover instead! 👍🏼 2mo
Mdargusch I agree @Cinfhen I‘d love to know what he saw in her. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Samplergal @Weaponxgirl Exactly! I shudder to think that David was in cahoots with Hitler. 2mo
Samplergal @Mdargusch easy lover works. Although having read extensively on her, there is some thought to her lack of sexual feelings. All so over the top weird for sure. @whatshesreadingnow tagged an ARC I‘m trying not to start before the other six due sooner. It‘s looks good. Tagged book does discuss her sexual issues. 😜. Yeah. Obsessed. 😂😂😂 2mo
Reviewsbylola Ok now you‘re making me want to read about her. I definitely knew the King was infatuated with her but I guess I automatically assumed it was a romantic love story and that his feelings were reciprocated! 2mo
emilyhaldi Why haven't I read about her yet?!?! 2mo
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Mdargusch
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Wallis Simpson was not an #easylover. The lovesick King abdicated his throne for her.

# Anglophileapril

Tanisha_A I recently finished watching Royal House of Windsor! Just so fascinating 3mo
Mdargusch Those two sure weren‘t portrayed well in The Crown. Now I need to watch RH of W! @Tanisha_A 3mo
Cinfhen Good choice!!! 3mo
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Reviewsbylola I mean, if your husband loves you so much to do that I guess you‘re a winner! 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m fascinated by her and the ex-king. There‘s a great chapter/interview with them in the recent Queen Mary book I read (where they come off as quite dotty and hilarious 😆). 3mo
Mdargusch Love the sound of that one. Stacking. (edited) 3mo
emilyhaldi Nice!! Good thing the royals have eased up since then 🙃 3mo
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keys_on_fire
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This woman had fascinated people for decades, probably even generations now. This book does read somewhat like a magazine article, in that there is a lot of sensational items that it addresses. Then again, Wallis Simpson was a pretty sensational topic! I also listened to the audio version for the second half of the book, and enjoyed it this way even more. Escapism about an actual historical figure is pretty cool!

keys_on_fire I read That Woman because it was mentioned as source material for a fictional book that was amazing: 4mo
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Mdargusch
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Just about every book in this photo has a subject matter relating to #idoidoido but none had a world wide impact like when Wallis Simpson said those words! #abbainaugust

Samplergal I loved this book. That whole abdication thing fascinates me totally. 10mo
Meredith3 I‘ve never heard of this! 10mo
AshleyHoss820 Stuff You Missed in History Class had a podcast about this! It‘s so interesting! 10mo
emilyhaldi Ahhh so true. Dying to read about her! 10mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m so fascinated by Wallace. 10mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Panpan

This often read like a tabloid. Too much speculation and rumor. Too much surface, not enough depth.
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DGRachel That blurb on the cover from Vogue is enough to keep me from reading. 😠 (edited) 1y
OrangeMooseReads @DGRachel and that isn‘t even how the book reads. 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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I have like 12 annoying things to do today (I know it‘s not much), including going to the grocery store. All I want to do is finish the last 30 pages of this book. It is NOT holding my attention but 30 pages left I can‘t bail. I just want to be done and move on to something else. If anyone would like to come do laundry, dishes, clean the bathroom, go to the store for me while I read I would love you for it. 😉🤗

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OrangeMooseReads
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Page 191 of 283 ... almost there. I have moments when I feel like I‘m hate reading this and other times where I actually find it interesting.

rubyslippersreads This has been on my TBR list for awhile. 1y
OrangeMooseReads @rubyslippersreads I‘m not loving the author and some of the speculations she spends too much time on. The rest of the historical facts are interesting though. 1y
OrangeMooseReads @rubyslippersreads that one does look interesting 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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1. Aaron Burr, Sir from Hamilton
2. That Woman would get a 2/5 ⭐️
3. Under the Dome SK perhaps, I‘m not 100% sure on that
4. Anyone who hasn‘t participated and wants to
@GarthRanzz #trivialthursday

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OrangeMooseReads
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Am I reading this right? Is she ... no. Surely she can‘t be. But, ... is she blaming Wallis for the possible abuse she received from her 1st husband? Please tell me I have read this paragraph wrong.

melissa.drake ...it certainly reads that way to me 😦 1y
Alfoster Yikes!😫😳😳 1y
OrangeMooseReads @melissa.drake @Alfoster ok, glad I‘m not just projecting angry from earlier in the chapter. 1y
Jas16 😡 1y
DivineDiana Outrageous! 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Seriously I had to stop reading before I literally threw the book across my bedroom. #dontwriteshityoucantprove #alsosofuckingwhatshewasaWOMAN

AndreaReads 🤬 1y
CouronneDhiver Really?! 🤦🏽‍♀️ 1y
Mdargusch I agree. I found that very annoying too. 1y
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OrangeMooseReads @Mdargusch Can I skip this chapter without missing anything from the story? Does the book get better? Is it worth continuing? 1y
Mdargusch I read it a few years ago but I did enjoy it. Just skim those parts. I feel like I skim certain areas in a lot of nonfiction books and I still get the story. (edited) 1y
OrangeMooseReads @Mdargusch ok. I‘ll try to keep going. I‘m interested in her story. 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Starting a new one while waiting the pick up Man Cub from his dad.

LadyChristy I must know, how are you liking this? I‘ve looked at it a couple times, but it tends to get low ratings and people say it‘s a rough read. Now that I‘m plowing through the second season of The Crown, my interest is once again piqued! 1y
OrangeMooseReads @LadyChristy I‘m just starting it. I will let you know how it is. The Crown piqued my interest in her again as well 1y
LadyChristy @OrangeMooseReads Please do! Thanks! 😁 (edited) 1y
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Centique
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#fiercefeb #nasty
This was an interesting book. So here‘s a woman who had a reputation for being #nasty. Pundits at the time thought she wasn‘t feminine enough, overly sexual, a terribly immoral divorcee etc. That sort of stuff was nobody‘s business right? But her relationship with Edward and his openness towards the Nazis? That‘s the #nasty stuff - some scary reading 😳😳😳 Thank God he abdicated 🙏

batsy That sounds fascinating! Not a story I know much about... 1y
Suet624 I found out about Edward and the Nazis from watching The Crown. I was so surprised. 1y
TrishB The Nazis pandered to both of their big egos and they seemed to agree with some of the racist ideology 😔 fascinating story though. 1y
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Cinfhen It is interesting part of history, I learned about them reading this awesome book 1y
Birdsong28 It's fiction but I think you should read 1y
Centique @batsy it really is fascinating! @Suet624 yes I just finished watching The Crown too and it was chilling to see the photos of them visiting Hitler wasn‘t it? 1y
Centique @TrishB yes that‘s absolutely it. Terrible egos. 1y
Centique @Cinfhen oh that sounds good! I love a slice of history based around a specific building. Stacked! 1y
Centique @Birdsong28 that sounds good too! 1y
Suet624 It WAS chilling! 1y
Samplergal I‘m fascinated by that story. She was from Baltimore, where I am from and it‘s just the strangest story because it seems she wasn‘t all that enthralled about the King. 1y
Centique @Samplergal yes, I got that impression too. He was besotted with her but it seemed like he got on her nerves quite a lot! 1y
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JacintaMCarter
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Pickpick

#2017Book164
#LitsyAtoZ Part 1: TBR books by author
#BookS

Msmithbooks Hey! I'm a book blogger and I'd love it if you would check out my blog and follow it if you like ☺️ https://bibliobakes.com 2y
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Mdargusch
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I have to admit, the minute I saw this cover, I had to read this book. Wallis Simpson marched to the beat of her own drum - one of the most notorious of modern day #independentwomen. Talk about love and commitment. #augustgrrrl

DivineDiana Big fan of the notorious Wallis! I even wanted to name my daughter Wallis, but my darling husband wouldn't agree! 😕 (edited) 2y
Mdargusch Haha! That's a great story. A little girl with the name Wallis would be adorable. 2y
Cinfhen I agree @Mdargusch such a great name! I read about Wallis Simpson in such a fascinating book 2y
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Mdargusch Sounds like something I need to read @Cinfhen 2y
emilyhaldi I don't know anything about this but I'm intrigued!!!!! 2y
Reviewsbylola She's always fascinated me. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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This is just a mess now. Hopefully after I get the new bookcase this weekend I won't have such a mess.

Cinfhen I like it!!! #MessisGood 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Cinfhen my OCD goes a little bonkers with it this messy. A little mess is ok. 2y
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MellieAntoinette
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Did you know that Wallis Simpson might have had Gender Dysmorphia Disorder and that this might have resulted in her being overly sexually active and somehow might mean she was irresistible??

Did you know that she and Prince Edward were big fans of baby talking to each other??

Somehow, I find myself not just bored but completely abhorred. Not sure if I can finish it. Perhaps I'm being too harsh!?

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DivineDiana
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#aintnobody like Wallis Simpson! Who else could cause a King to relinquish his throne for her love? #junetunz #tbr

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Shazzer
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Mehso-so

Well if ever someone is owed a HRH title it is Wallis. While not a very likeable person she certainly shouldn't have married the complete and utter gobshite that was Edward. My God the British dodged a bullet with his abdication.

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OrangeMooseReads
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#readjanuary #dressesonthecover I'm a little behind on my January photos

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OrangeMooseReads
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A knock on the door and ... YAY!

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JacintaMCarter
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I have been obsessed with Wallis Simpson since high school. I don't remember how I first learned about her, or what draws me toward her, but I absolutely love her. #RealLifePerson #OctPhotoChallenge

TrishB A very interesting woman! 3y
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