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The Woman Before Wallis
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Andrew Rose is a historian and barrister who practiced law in London for twenty years and was a judge until 2008. His first book, Stinie: Murder on the Common, was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Nonfiction Award by the Crime Writers' Association. He divides his time between London and France.

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"We think we know the dramatic story of Edward VIII--Mrs. Simpson, abdication, exile--but "The Woman Before Wallis" shows us we don't know the whole tale. Here is a younger Prince of Wales, embroiled in a "crime passionnel" the British establishment had to bury. Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order!"--Paul French, author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Midnight in Peking" "Riveting...[Rose] delivers a vivid account of the social and political history of the era." --The Wall Street Journal "Prince Edward abdicated the British throne for American divorc'e Wallis Simpson, but he loved a French murderess first. Who knew?" --People "Downton Abbey will seem pretty tame after [The Woman Before Wallis]." --The New York Post "Meticulously researched and highly evocative...A fascinating book full of wonderful period detail and required reading for students of the British monarchy's most reviled individual." --The Daily Beast "Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order!" --Paul French, author of New York Times bestseller Midnight in Peking "An interesting read for those fascinated by the British royal family." --Library Journal Riveting [Rose] delivers a vivid account of the social and political history of the era. "The Wall Street Journal" Prince Edward abdicated the British throne for American divorcee Wallis Simpson, but he loved a French murderess first. Who knew? "People" "Downton Abbey" will seem pretty tame after ["The Woman Before Wallis"]. "The New York Post" Meticulously researched and highly evocative...A fascinating book full of wonderful period detail and required reading for students of the British monarchy's most reviled individual. "The Daily Beast" Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order! "Paul French, author of New York Times bestseller Midnight in Peking" An interesting read for those fascinated by the British royal family. "Library Journal"" "Riveting...[Rose] delivers a vivid account of the social and political history of the era."--"The Wall Street Journal ""Prince Edward abdicated the British throne for American divorcee Wallis Simpson, but he loved a French murderess first. Who knew?"--"People " ""Downton Abbey" will seem pretty tame after ["The Woman Before Wallis"]."--"The New York Post " "Meticulously researched and highly evocative...A fascinating book full of wonderful period detail and required reading for students of the British monarchy's most reviled individual."--"The Daily Beast " "Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order!"--Paul French, author of "New York Times" bestseller "Midnight in Peking ""An interesting read for those fascinated by the British royal family."--"Library Journal" "Prince Edward abdicated the British throne for American divorcee Wallis Simpson, but he loved a French murderess first. Who knew?"--"People """Downton Abbey" will seem pretty tame after ["The Woman Before Wallis"]."--"The New York Post ""Riveting...[Rose] delivers a vivid account of the social and political history of the era."--"The Wall Street Journal ""Meticulously researched and highly evocative...A fascinating book full of wonderful period detail and required reading for students of the British monarchy's most reviled individual."--"The Daily Beast " "Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order!"--Paul French, author of "New York Times" bestseller "Midnight in Peking ""An interesting read for those fascinated by the British royal family."--"Library Journal" "'Downton Abbey' will seem pretty tame after ["The Woman Before Wallis"]." --"The New York Post" (Required Reading) "Meticulously researched, and highly evocative... ["The Woman Before Wallis"] is a fascinating book full of wonderful period detail and required reading for students of the British monarchy's most reviled individual." --"The Daily Beast " "We think we know the dramatic story of Edward VIII--Mrs. Simpson, abdication, exile--but "The Woman Before Wallis" shows us we don't know the whole tale. Here is a younger Prince of Wales, embroiled in a "crime""passionnel" the British Establishment had to bury. From the bloody trenches of the Great War, the infamous "maisons des rendezvous "of the swanky Right Bank events, the sumptuous suites of the Savoy events played out against a backdrop of "demi-monde" Paris and its beautiful (but expensive) courtesans, the louche salons of Cairo and London's infamous Old Bailey. Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order!" --Paul French, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Midnight in Peking ""An interesting read for those fascinated by the British royal family." --"Library Journal" "We think we know the dramatic story of Edward VIII--Mrs. Simpson, abdication, exile--but "The Woman Before Wallis" shows us we don't know the whole tale. Here is a younger Prince of Wales, embroiled in a "crime""passionnel" the British Establishment had to bury. From the bloody trenches of the Great War, the infamous "maisons des rendezvous "of the swanky Right Bank events, the sumptuous suites of the Savoy events played out against a backdrop of "demi-monde" Paris and its beautiful (but expensive) courtesans, the louche salons of Cairo and London's infamous Old Bailey. Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order!" --Paul French, author of the "New York Times "bestseller "Midnight in Peking"

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