This week on the A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book BlogTalkRadio show, Jennifer will interview Tori Martinez, author of The Royal W.E. Unique Glimpses of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Listen live today at 3:30 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jennifer-walker/2011/12/28/a-cup-of-coffee-and-a-good-book, or listen to the recording any time after the show.
Many people think they know the story of King Edward VIII giving up his throne for the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, in 1936. The truth is: politics and innuendo clouded that story from the very beginning, with the result that few people really understand who The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were and what forces propelled them to their infamous fate. The Royal W.E. by Victoria Martínez examines the individual and intertwined lives of Wallis and Edward – or “W.E.” as they referred to themselves – and provides readers with unique glimpses of the real people, as opposed to the sensationalized characters, that were The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Tori can be found at her personal website, http://www.victoriahill.com/, and her Arbitrary History Blog at http://www.arbitraryhistory.com/.