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    • That Woman

    • By: Anne Sebba
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified woman of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by a woman which attempts to understand this fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England. 'That woman', as she was referred to by the Queen Mother, became a hate figure for allegedly ensnaring a British king.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Alison on 23-02-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Jennie Churchill

    • Winston's American Mother
    • By: Anne Sebba
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    After a three-day romance, Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women had few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and behind-the-scenes political dynamo. However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Les Parisiennes

    • How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s
    • By: Anne Sebba
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris during the years 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until, finally, there was renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments, dogs and cats might be abandoned howling on the street, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner, but glamour was ever present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting reading

    • By Esther Loftus Gough on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99