WALLIS SIMPSON: MASTER MANIPULATOR OR MISUNDERSTOOD?

Date
23-05-2019
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue
Assembly Rooms
Price
£9 (excl. fees)
Book tickets More events

About the Event

Historian and journalist Anna Pasternak explores the life of the woman at the centre of the most scandalous love affair of the 20th century. In Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor she presents new information from those who were close to the couple, redeeming a woman wronged by history.

About the Author

Anna Pasternak is a writer and member of the famous Pasternak family: her great-grandfather was Leonid, the impressionist painter, her great-uncle was Boris the Nobel prize winning novelist, her grandmother was Josephine the philosopher and her father is revered Oxford biochemist Professor Charles Pasternak. Anna was educated at Christ Church College, Oxford and is the author of a number of books, most recently Lara.

Reviews

‘Riveting, tragic tale’ NEW YORKER

‘A gripping and well-researched book’ EXPRESS

‘[A] gripping if sad chapter in history and she tells it well’ EVENING STANDARD

‘Meticulously researched’ SUNDAY TIMES