A Novel

Book - 2012
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In a tale set against a backdrop of pre-World War II turbulence in England and Edward VIII's scandalous affair, a fatherless chauffeur shares an undeclared love with a complex Oxford undergraduate, a housekeeper hides her Nazi sympathies and a woman struggles with escalating tensions in her friendship with Wallace Simpson.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, ©2012.
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451658835
Characteristics: 344 pages ;,24 cm.


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Jan 30, 2014

This is a very"thin" novel.Historical characters are placed in the book but there is no real character development. The abdication is almost an afterthought to try to hold your attention.

hgeng63 Sep 04, 2013

I can't really recommend this because the author is unecessarily cruel to Evangeline, & the relationship between May & Julian ends anti-climatically. There are some nice historical details, though.

Jun 03, 2012

The title to this book is deceiving since the abdication of King Edward is only a small part of the book. I was disappointed and finished the book with a sense that I didn't even know what it was about.

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