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The golden hour [large print]

Author: Beatriz Williams
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : First HarperLuxe editionView all editions and formats
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The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Named Person: Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of; Edward Windsor, Duke of; Wallis Warfield Windsor, Duchess of
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatriz Williams
ISBN: 9780062912336 006291233X
OCLC Number: 1107493509
Notes: "Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 689 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Beatriz Williams.

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The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires? Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess's social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands' political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward's marriage lies an ugly--and even treasonous--reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. Then Nassau's wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe's complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.

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