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  • Mountain Leopard Press

The Duchess: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Governess

Wendy Holden

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical romance, Historical fiction

The Duchess, the second novel in Wendy Holden's trilogy about royal outsiders, fictionalises the unknown London life of Wallis Simpson.

'Enthralling' Daily Mail

'Fizzing with gossip, intrigue and wit' Mail on Sunday

If you love The Crown, you will love this fictional look inside the life of Wallis Simpson...

Love can change the course of history...

Arriving in 1928, Wallis was a divorced, penniless, middle-aged foreigner with average looks and no connections. Yet, just eight years later, a king renounced his throne for her.

How did a woman from nowhere capture the heart of the world's most glamorous bachelor? Wendy Holden tells the amazing story...

What readers are saying about The Duchess:

????? 'A great read, fabulous story line and such a different perspective. Massive fun'

????? 'A powerful read. Perhaps we all got Wallis Simpson wrong'

????? 'Superb and powerful writing! I loved it'

????? 'A great read and I'd highly recommend to anyone who wants a less stilted piece of history'

????? 'A fascinating tale, well told'

????? 'An amazing, fictionalised retelling of the story of Edward and Mrs Simpson'

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Wendy Holden

Number one bestselling author Wendy Holden has written ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers. A former journalist on the Sunday Times, Tatler and the Mail on Sunday, she contributes to a range of publications and is a TV and radio regular. She was a judge for the Costa 2013 Novel and Book of the Year Awards. Wendy lives with her husband and two children in Derbyshire.

Visit her on her website, or follow her on Twitter @Wendy_Holden and on Facebook at

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