Probably one of the most discussed books of the moment, for one reason only, -- the proposed suit of the Duke of Windsor...

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Probably one of the most discussed books of the moment, for one reason only, -- the proposed suit of the Duke of Windsor against the English publishers. It seems unfortunate that publicity of the kind will unquestionably give prominence and undue importaned to a cheap and shoddy book, in the main friendly in spirit to the Duke, but with some smart-aloc phrases that have evidently rubbed him the wrong way, and some unveiled insults to Mrs. Simpson, who is never mentioned by name. The book is a survey of the power of the throne and the crown in England, a discussion of the present reigning family, and brief biographical data about its members. Most of the book was written before the abdication, and is definitely sympathetic -- though reference to hidden and adverse commentary is made. Unlike Bolitho, the author does not right about face and attack Edward. His sympathy is still with him -- but he ventures to be more flippant about the whole situation than he would have been otherwise. An unimportant book, carelessly written -- but now assured sales and rentals.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 1406760633

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Mead

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1937