The story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor has never ceased to fascinate ever since the Duke, then King Edward VIII, gave up the throne in December 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson, the woman he loved. On Monday 28 May – the fortieth anniversary of the Duke’s death – Little, Brown are reissuing Michael Bloch’s six acclaimed books about the couple, written during the 1980s and 90s with privileged access to their private papers. Over the next six days, in the lead-up to publication, we will be extracting the author’s intriguing new prefaces as well as a chapter of each of the books.
Wallis & Edward
Michael Bloch’s edition of the intimate correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, from the moment they met in 1931 up to their marriage in 1937, also containing Wallis Simpson’s diary of their affair in form of her weekly letters to her aunt in Washington, was a sensational bestseller when it first appeared just after the Duchess’s death, shedding as it does a wealth of fascinating new light on ‘the greatest love story of the century’ and the mysteries of King Edward’s abdication.
Read Michael Bloch’s 2012 preface and an extract of the book here.
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