The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor by Hugo Vickers

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Featuring recently discovered photographs from the private collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, this remarkable book provides a fresh view of this intriguing couple whose story is perhaps the most romantic one of the 20th century. 400 full-color illustrations.
 

About Hugo Vickers

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Hugo Vickers was born in 1951 and educated at Eton and Strasbourg University. His books include "Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough; Cecil Beaton; Vivien Leigh; Loving Garbo; Royal Orders; The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; "and "The Kiss," which won the 1996 Stern Silver Pen for Non-fiction. He is an acknowledged expert on the royal family, appears regularly on television, and has lectured all over the world. Hugo Vickers and his family divide their time between London and a manor house in Hampshire.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Brompton Press. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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When the Duchess of Windsor died in 1986, the lease of her Paris villa, near the Bois de Boulogne, and its contents had to be disposed of. Along came Mohamed Al Fayed, the Egyptian-born owner of Harro

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This sumptuous selection of photographs from the collections of the ex-king and his duchess, flanked by others of the restored house actually owned by the city of Paris, is a dual biography of the expatriate pair with the harsh edges softened, and a public relations exercise for Mohamed Al Fayed.

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