Publish date: June 1st 2012
Pages no: 355
Edition language: English
I quite enjoy historical fiction, especially when it’s centred around a period of history I know a little about. When I received Abdication out of the blue I was definitely interested. This still remains one of the scandals of 20th century England, the abdication of a monarch to enable him to be wit...
This rapidly became my pick for the worst novel of 2012. The author attempts to tell the story of Wallis Simpson and the Prince of Wales from the viewpoint of two women -- May, a chauffeur from the West Indies, and Evangeline, a would-be society lady from America. Instead of any new insights or new ...
One king dies and his eldest son ascends to the throne and then abdicates in order to marry a woman who apparently tries to convince him to do otherwise. Oswald Mosley and his blackshirt fascists are gaining strength, but the Spanish Civil War is inspiring young men to fight for an opposite cause. ...
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