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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #360 on: June 07, 2010, 05:34:05 PM »
Hi,

Poor Wallis;  after the Duke died, I don't think anyone really visited her - she was vertually alone.
He was still the cheese for all those mice to congregate around, not her.
Shows you how really important she was in the scheme of things...

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« Reply #361 on: June 07, 2010, 06:56:00 PM »
After her health declined, some of Wallis's friends claimed that her lawyer, Suzanne Blum, took complete control and refused to allow them access to her when they wanted to visit or enquire after her.

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« Reply #362 on: June 07, 2010, 10:53:48 PM »
That must have been a good reality check for the uber ambitious Duchess.  Nothing spells prestige to a woman better than being systematically and thoroughly ignored.

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« Reply #363 on: June 07, 2010, 11:49:13 PM »
She wasn't ignored, as I indicated above.

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« Reply #364 on: June 08, 2010, 12:05:30 AM »
She certainly wasnt by her lawyer.

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #365 on: June 09, 2010, 05:12:44 AM »
Has anyone read Secret Life of Queen Victoria by Johnathan Routh, as I've just ordered it off Amazon? I'd like to know if it's good, as there was no information there about it, but it was about Queen Victoria and I haven't got it, so that's my excuse for buying it. :-)

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« Reply #366 on: August 01, 2010, 01:32:04 PM »
Could anyone please advise me on an informative and interesting book on the Edwardian era? I do not mean a bookONLY ON EDWARD AND ALEXANDRA but rather on the epoch, traditions, fashion, art, way of life. Thanks for your helpin advance

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #367 on: August 01, 2010, 01:50:20 PM »
There's the book The Edwardians, I'm sorry I don't remember the author. Also, Anita Leslie wrote several good books dealing with the era and also with some of the nobles & royals of the era. One of the titles is the Marlborough House set. She was the granddaughter of Leonie Leslie, close friend of the Duke of Connaught, and was therefore the cousin of Winston Churchill as well.
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« Reply #368 on: August 01, 2010, 02:02:11 PM »
Thanks a lot, Ella!

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« Reply #369 on: August 01, 2010, 02:21:07 PM »
Could that be the one by Jane Beckett, GDElla?  I recently gave my copy away...
 Although not exactly British but very Edwardian, Greg King's  a season of Splendour is very descriptive of the Edwardian era. the court of Mrs. Astor, who emulated the  British  fashion and taste of that time.
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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #370 on: August 01, 2010, 04:16:22 PM »
There's the book The Edwardians, I'm sorry I don't remember the author. Also, Anita Leslie wrote several good books dealing with the era and also with some of the nobles & royals of the era. One of the titles is the Marlborough House set. She was the granddaughter of Leonie Leslie, close friend of the Duke of Connaught, and was therefore the cousin of Winston Churchill as well.

Ella, may be the author of the Edwardias is Peter Brent? I came across a book by him

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« Reply #371 on: August 01, 2010, 05:04:35 PM »
i found a book by anita leslie EDWARDIANS IN LOVE. is it worth reading?

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I am pleased to announce my newest book, "William IV, Mrs. Jordan, and the Family They Made" has recently been released and is now available from most on-line book sellers.

This book examines the family of the King William IV (during his years as Duke of Clarence) and the actress Dorothy Bland, known as Mrs. Jordan. After two biographical chapters of William & Dorothy, the remainder of the book takes first a biographical look at their descendants and then includes a detailed genealogy of the 900+ descendants.

The cover price is US$35.00, but I noticed that Amazon was offering it for a slight discount at the moment.

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Congratulations on your book!

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Congratulations Dan!!! :)..Calls for a celebration!
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