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Who created it? Rose, Andrew, Dr.
What's it called? The woman before Wallis : Prince Edward, the Parisian courtesan, and the perfect murder / Andrew Rose.
Who published it? New York : Picador, [2013]
Edition info! First U.S. Edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  941.084092 Ros  AVAILABLE
What's it like? x, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Helpful notes! "Originally published in Great Britain by Coronet, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, a division of Hachette UK, under the title The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder"--T.p. verso.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-332).
What's it about? Prince Edward famously abdicated his crown over his love for American divorcée Wallis Simpson. But two decades earlier, he was an inexperienced young man, stationed behind the lines during World War I, socializing with the aristocracy of Europe while fellow soldiers were being shelled in the trenches. Marguerite Alibert was a beautiful but tough Parisian who had fought her way up from street gamine to the highest-ranking courtesan in Paris. She entertained some of the richest and most powerful men in the world. When Prince Edward was introduced to her, he was instantly smitten. After their tumultuous love affair ended, Edward thought he was free of her, but he was wrong. Several years later, Marguerite murdered her husband, a wealthy Egyptian playboy, in London. When she stood trial, Edward was at risk of exposure. What happened next was kept from the public for decades, uncovered thanks to exceptional access to the Royal Archives and private collections in England and France.--From publisher description.
What's in it? The French connection -- 'Oh for the end of this fucking war!!' -- She-devil -- Royal flush -- Entr'acte -- Honey and roses -- Munira -- Stormy weather -- England 1923 -- Stompin' at the savoy -- Femme fatale -- What the 'yellow press' said -- 'Horrible accusations' -- Noble rot -- Conspiracy -- The go-between -- The real deal -- The prince over the water -- The 'great defender' -- Curtain up -- Centre stage -- Frail hand -- Verdict -- Show trial with a difference -- 'Mon bebe!' -- Endpapers.
Helpful subjects! Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Relations with women.
Fahmy, Marie Marguerite.
Trials (Murder) -- Great Britain.
Scandals -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Conspiracies -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Savoy Hotel (London, England)
Other titles to try! Prince, the princess and the perfect murder
Special numbers! 9781250040695 (hardcover)
1250040698 (hardcover)
9781250041333 (e-book)
1250041333 (ebk.)
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