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The last of the Duchess

Author: Caroline Blackwood
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is the fascinating and startling story of journalist and novelist Caroline Blackwood's search for the late Duchess of Windsor. In 1980, the London Sunday Times commissioned Lord Snowdon to photograph the Duchess, who was then living outside of Paris, and Blackwood was asked to go along to report. But it is Maitre Suzanne Blum, one of the most powerful lawyers in France, who becomes the central figure of
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blackwood, Caroline.
Last of the Duchess.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1995
(OCoLC)623778458
Named Person: Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of; Wallis Simpson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Blackwood
ISBN: 0679439706 9780679439707
OCLC Number: 30702729
Description: viii, 295 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Caroline Blackwood.
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This is the fascinating and startling story of journalist and novelist Caroline Blackwood's search for the late Duchess of Windsor. In 1980, the London Sunday Times commissioned Lord Snowdon to photograph the Duchess, who was then living outside of Paris, and Blackwood was asked to go along to report. But it is Maitre Suzanne Blum, one of the most powerful lawyers in France, who becomes the central figure of Blackwood's story. Fierce and controlling, Blum holds the Duchess a virtual prisoner in her grand but now shuttered house in the Bois de Boulogne, keeping away all visitors. In Blum, Blackwood brings to life a wily old Gorgon -- alternately vulnerable and ruthless, paranoid and perverse -- who has begun interweaving her life with that of the Duchess. It is from Blackwood's talks with such colorful contemporaries of the Duchess as Lady Monckton, Lady Diana Cooper, and Lady Mosley and from her own encounter with Maitre Blum that Blackwood is able to evoke brilliantly the life and exploits of Wallace Warfield Simpson Windsor as well as her bizarre and sinister relationship with Suzanne Blum. - Jacket flap.

Maître Suzanne Blum, one of the most powerful lawyers in France, becomes the central figure in this account of the last years in the life of the Duchess of Windsor who was virtually a prisoner in her grand house in the Bois de Boulogne.

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