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Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer, journalist, and former Reuters foreign correspondent. She has written eight books, including acclaimed biographies of Jennie Churchill and Mother Teresa, as well as the New York Times bestseller That Woman about the life of Wallis Simpson. She is a member of mostra'n més the Society of Authors Management Committee. Visit her website at annesebba.com. mostra'n menys

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Nom normalitzat
Sebba, Anne
Data de naixement
1951
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Rome, Italy
New York, New York, USA
London, England, UK
Educació
King's College London
Professions
journalist
author
linguist
lecturer
biographer
Organitzacions
Reuters
Society of Authors
Biografia breu
Anne Sebba, born in London, is a journalist, biographer, and lecturer. She read History at King’s College London and her first job was at the BBC World Services in the Arabic Department.

She has written critically- acclaimed nonfiction books, mostly about iconic women who enjoyed using power and influence in different ways such as Enid Bagnold, Mother Teresa, Laura Ashley, and Jennie Churchill. She has also written short stories and introductions to reprints of novels. She
makes regular television appearances, has presented radio documentaries about women, is an official lecturer for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (Nadfas) and regularly gives talks on cruises, to corporations, clubs and institutions including The English Speaking Union, The British Library, The Royal Oak Foundation, National Trust and Women’s Institutes. She is a former Chair of Britain’s Society of Authors, now serves on the SOA Council, and is former President of ArtsRichmond.

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I started this without any burning desire to know more about 'that woman', but quickly became involved in this account of someone whose life came to be defined by her marriage to King Edward VIII. Though I found her on the whole unpleasant - someone who made a career of avoiding a career, by seeking to marry money and status - I eventually came to have a little sympathy for her. It seems she was far from hell-bent on marrying the king. Rather she became unable to avoid it, and both she and her second husband had to conspire to please the clearly unbalanced monarch.

An interesting, rather than an appealing book.
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
A biography of Wallis Simpson.

A mixture of very interesting facts (I had no idea she was still married to Mr Simpson at the time of the abdication, I always had the impression he was long gone) and wild speculation (she was flat-chested and a graphologist said her handwriting was masculine so she could have been a man with a hormonal disorder). Read with a large dose of salt handy.
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Robertgreaves | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Oct 28, 2023 |
A very interesting read about the Duchess of Windsor. I learned things I was unaware of and I think this book portrays Wallis overall in a better light than is normally perceived at least here in the UK
 
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LisaBergin | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Apr 12, 2023 |

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Membres
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Ressenyes
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