By Juliet Nicolson
A liked king is lifeless, and via year’s finish, the charismatic new monarch will hand over his throne for romance. the area is close to conflict. And within the tumultuous intervening months, 3 outsiders will locate themselves embroiled within the hidden truths, undeclared loves, unstated sympathies, and covert complicities of a glittering excessive society within the throes of upheaval.
After a protracted trip from her domestic in Barbados, might Thomas secures a place as a secretary and motive force and opens her center to a guy doubtless past her achieve. Outwardly affable American spinster Evangeline Nettlefold unearths her position within the uppermost social circles, yet her transforming into resentment towards her adolescence good friend Wallis Simpson predicts catastrophe. A friendship catapults Julian Richardson from his mother’s middle-class parlor to sumptuous dinners with the king, but he can't put out of your mind those that fight open air the gilded gates, nor his uneasy affection for may possibly.
As addictive as Downton Abbey, as poignant as The is still of the Day, renowned historian Juliet Nicolson’s debut novel is a panoramic tale encouraged by way of a love affair that shook the realm at a time whilst order and chaos battled for supremacy.
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