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Abdication: a novel

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"Goodness, Abdication really is good. I'm in awe of Juliet's ability" (Jessica Fellowes, New York Times bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey ). England, 1936. A beloved king is dead, and by year's end, the charismatic new monarch will give up his throne for love. The world is on the brink of war. And in the tumultuous intervening months, three outsiders will find themselves embroiled in the hidden truths, undeclared loves, unspoken sympathies, and covert complicities of a glittering high society in the throes of upheaval. After a long journey from her home in Barbados, May Thomas secures a position as a secretary and driver and opens her heart to a man seemingly beyond her reach. Outwardly affable American spinster Evangeline Nettlefold finds her place in the uppermost social circles, but her growing resentment toward her childhood friend Wallis Simpson predicts disaster. A friendship catapults Julian Richardson from his mother's middle-class parlor to luxurious dinners with the king, yet he cannot forget those who struggle outside the gilded gates, nor his uneasy affection for May. As addictive as Downton Abbey, as poignant as The Remains of the Day, renowned historian Juliet Nicolson's debut novel is a breathtaking story inspired by a love affair that shook the world at a time when order and chaos battled for supremacy.
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subject_facetAristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction
Historical fiction
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
Love stories
Secrets -- Fiction
Windsor, Edward, -- Duke of, -- 1894-1972 -- Fiction
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, -- Duchess of, -- 1896-1986 -- Fiction
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Abdication A Novel
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Historical Fiction
London (England)
Secrets
Social life and customs
Windsor, Edward
Windsor, Wallis Warfield