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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Do we really need yet another book about Paris during the Second World War?I don’t know the answer to that question. We do need this book, however.In the past few years, it seems that the role of women in war is getting more attention an...
jemidar rated it 12 years ago
Very readable bio of Wallis Simpson and the first written by a woman. Whilst sympathetic, it's pretty much a warts and all look at the woman, her life and the impossible situation she found herself in.The one thing that did strike me while reading this was how much hasn't changed over the years. Th...
To Be Determined
To Be Determined rated it 12 years ago
I started reading this knowing nothing about Wallis Simpson except that a king abdicated so he could marry her, and that most people seemed to blame her for it. My instinct is to always call BS when a woman is held responsible for a grown man's actions, so when I came across this book and saw that t...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 12 years ago
Interesting look at Wallis Simpson. Best parts -- the look at her childhood and life before meeting Edward VIII. Sadly the author does go off on a couple of odd tangents, which are questionable theories at best about Wallis' sexuality and Edward's possibility of austism. Overall, this gets about fou...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 14 years ago
Daisy, I just received a message that you liked a review I had written for a completely different book, The Bridge on the Drina. Thank you! It got me thinking how important it is to tell others when we DON'T like a book. Perhaps we can warn others..... Little Boy Lost finishes with a "sophisticated...
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