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    A rivetting read

    A well-researched and compelling account of a potentially disastrous affair between the then Prince of Wales and Maggie Mellor, a high-class Parisian courtesan, which started during his time serving in France in WW1. She kept his reckless correspondence (which included military information that in wartime was treasonous) and thus once she was discarded, she had the perfect ammunition for blackmail. When she married an Egyptian 'prince' for his money and murdered him in cold blood at the Savoy in London, the debt was called in. Edward is revealed as a vain, selfish and shallow man who put his own wishes before any sense of duty to the Crown, which in part explains why the government was delighted to have the opportunity to persuade him to abdicate once he was obviously determined marry Wallis Simpson. It gave both him and the government the perfect reason to do so, and him the perfect excuse for avoiding his responsibility, whilst arousing public sympathy as the 'victim'.
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    Boring

    This is one of teh most boring books I have ever read. Name dropping and biographies throughout, takes ages to get to the murder, trial well described but gave up after I had read it.
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