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Nuanced and meticulously researched, Traitor King is an unflinching exploration of the dramatic and controversial lives of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson after his abdication. Beginning at the moment when most turn away, Lownie reveals the dramatic story of a Royal forced into exile, and a couple obsessed with their status, who financially exploited their position and manipulated the media to portray themselves as victims. Drawing upon hitherto unexplored archives, Lownie shows how their glittering, brittle world was riddled with treachery and betrayal, and why the Royal family never forgave the Duke for choosing love over duty.
About the author: Andrew Lownie is a literary agent and the author of a biography of John Buchan, a literary companion to Edinburgh, a prize-winning biography of the spy Guy Burgess, and most recently, a bestselling book about the Mountbattens.
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Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)
Website: Wigtown Book Festival