Abdication by Juliet Nicolson audiobook

Abdication: A Novel

By Juliet Nicolson
Read by Carole Boyd

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792791652

  • ISBN: 9780792792185

Runtime: 10.82 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

England, 1936. The year began with the death of a beloved king and the ascension of a charismatic young monarch, sympathetic to the needs of the working class, glamorous, and single. By year's end, the world would be stunned as it witnessed that new leader give up his throne in the name of love, just as the unrest and violence that would result in a second World War were becoming impossible to ignore. In pitch-perfect prose, Juliet Nicolson has captured an era in which duty and pleasure, tradition and novelty, and order and chaos all battled for supremacy in the hearts and minds of king and commoner alike. As addictive as Downton Abbey, Abdication is a breathtaking story inspired by a love affair that shook the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I was completely gripped by the story of David and Wallis Simpson…But no less compellingly drawn were the rest of Juliet Nicolson’s cast of characters…I’m in awe of Juliet’s ability to move from nonficition to fiction so seamlessly.” Jessica Fellowes, New York Times bestselling author 
“Anyone interested in the 1930s will revel in this richly detailed slant on the abdication crisis.” Daisy Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author
“Nicolson’s eye for period detail is spot-on, and her characterizations of the main players are superb…This is a delightful story of a friendship forged by the drama of the abdication and the approaching war; ideal for the intelligent deckchair.” Times (London)
“Absorbing…As the abdication crisis deepens and Britain is thrust ever closer to the perils of war, the lives of Nicolson’s characters undergo significant changes, all rendered by her keen comprehension of human nature.” Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Author

Author Bio: Juliet Nicolson

Author Bio: Juliet Nicolson Juliet Nicolson is the author of two works of history, The Great Silence: 1918–1920 Living in the Shadow of the Great War and The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadow in 1911, and a novel, Abdication. As the grand-daughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson and the daughter of Nigel Nicolson she is part of a renowned and much scrutinized family and the latest in the family line of record-keepers of the past. She lives with her husband in East Sussex, not far from Sissinghurst, where she spent her childhood. She has two daughters, Clemmie and Flora, and one grand-daughter, Imogen.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English