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by Diana Mosley

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Author: Diana Mosley
ISBN: 028398774X
ISBN13: 978-0176015220
Language: English
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd; New edition edition (July 1, 1981)
Pages: 176
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Diana Mosley was the one but oldest of Mitford sisters. She wrote best-selling autobiography A Life of Contrasts and The Pursuit of Laughter. She was a longstanding friend and neighbour of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Diana Mosley was the one but oldest of Mitford sisters. Her life has been the subject of three biographies. She first married Bryan Guinness and next Oswald Mosley, with both of whom she had two sons.

An intimate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris .

An intimate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris, or at 'the Moulin' in Orsay, where they were neighbours. Written in her inimitable style Diana Mosley paints a remarkable portrait of her friend that is also realistic with regards to her flaws.

The Duchess of Windsor is a 1980 biography of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor by Diana Mosley. The book was commissioned by Lord Longford and published by Sidgwick & Jackson and again by Gibson Square in 2003

The Duchess of Windsor is a 1980 biography of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor by Diana Mosley. The book was commissioned by Lord Longford and published by Sidgwick & Jackson and again by Gibson Square in 2003. In Paris, Mosley and her husband Oswald Mosley were long-term neighbours and friends of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor and Edward VIII. On 26 June 1980, she was interviewed by Russell Harty on the BBC to discuss the project

The Duchess of Windsor book.

The Duchess of Windsor book. I'm not claiming the Duchess of Windsor had any skeletons in the closet, but Mosley glosses over any negative aspects of the Duchess (as stated by acquaintances) and provides mere paragraphs to describe the more controversial aspects of her life.

The Duchess of Windsor. by. Mosley, Diana, 1910-2003; Le Vien, Jack, joint author. Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-1986, Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972, Marriages of royalty and nobility, Nobility. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

In her memoirs the Duchess of Windsor repeats some of her mother’s wisecracks; they do not strike the reader as particularly witty, but they evidently seemed so at the time. Oh, the Montagueity of it!’ exclaimed people in the know when Wallis herself made an amusing remark. All four grandparents had supported the Confederate cause in the Civil War thirty years before; they were pro-British and anti-Yankee.

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by Diana Mitford Mosley.

An intimate friend of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris or at "the Moulin" in Orsay, where they were neighbours. Written in her inimitable style - archly intelligent, witty and perceptive - Diana Mosley paints a remarkable portrait of her friend that is both extremely life-like and realistic with regards to the flaws of her friend. What was it that utterly captivated the heir to the throne and made him renounce it so that he might never be parted from her? It is this question which Diana Mosley seeks to answer and which she is better qualified to answer than anyone else, given her love of her husband Sir Oswald Mosley, Leader of the British Fascists. The book also includes portraits of her other friends, such as Evelyn Waugh and Lytton Strachey.
Comments to eBook Duchess of Windsor
Conjulhala
The book arrived in time but there is no inscription-signing by the author- as shown in the photo in the book. There is however the name and a date from the previous owner. Otherwise the book is OK.
Coron
This was a very good read, with lots of pictures! If you are interested in this particular love story, you'll be sure to like this book!
hulk
Interesting, but felt it was justifying her life, really not that remarkable as compared to other biographies. Might be a good intro to her life story.
Ginaun
I was no fan of the late Diana Mitford so it was with a skeptical mind that I picked up this biography. I knew she could write, all the Mitfords are gifted that way. But as feared, Mitford's bias shows up clearly, reflecting her own warped thinking and personal circumstances. For example, she insists that that "the Duke and Duchess were happy and that it was all worth it for love." She also insists that they were not social outcasts at all, that this has been wrongly reported. Yet the ducal couple have been referred to as "parasites of society for 20 years" and no one who really mattered in upper class society would be caught dead with them. Mitford's viewpoint is understandable, I guess, as the Windsor's life and fate mirrored her own relationship and marriage to Oswald Mosley: It began with adultery, rode on obsession (one-sided, meaning that only the Duke was smitten with Mrs. Simpson, she used him for social climbing and as a means to limitless money, and only Diana Mitford Guinness was smitten with Mosley, he had constant affairs after their marriage) and brought social disgrace, family estrangement,the hatred of many, and in the end even physical banishment.

As for them being happy, I get the feeling The Duchess grew tired of the immature Duke, feeling like his babysitter and keeper. One interview I read years ago states: "The Duke would come up to her with yet another drink and she would smile at him and say thank you and then set it down beside the other untouched drinks he had brought her." One gets the impression that she had to humor him all the time, like one would a dimwitted baby. Which may answer the question: Why didn't they have children? Vanity? Incapable? Perhaps fearful of the ruckus it would cause with those in line for the throne? No one has said, as far as I know. But perhaps the Duchess felt that one child was enough in their little family, especially one that would never grow up and mature.

Historians and the public keep searching for clues that will give us the definitive answer as to what made these two people "tick". They search in vain because the answer is already in front of us: He was an ordinary (or less-than-ordinary, even) person who happened to be born to an extraordinary position. She was the ordinary (though ambitious) woman that he happened to fall for. It is their circumstances, (meaning their extraordinary social position and their astounding wealth), not their character or personality or achievements, that really interested people at the time and keep some fascinated even today.

Diana Mitford likely did her best to win fans for the cause of the Duke and Duchess but her skewed viewpoint did her in. The subject (and thus the book) is simply not interesting, no matter how many lies she tells to try and make it so.

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Landaron
Being British, I grew up with the history of the scandal that rocked the British Monarchy, therefore I found this book fascinating (especially from the view point of Diana Mosley), not to mention visually arresting. Simpson has had such bad press since she became involved with The Duke, and it hasn't stopped after her death, surely she can't have been all that bad? This book shows a different side to Wallis. There are numerous photos of Wallis in sartorial splendor, it's worth picking up for that alone.
Bynelad
Is this book a book of photos? What is the percentage photos and text in this book?
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