That Woman

How deep does Anne Sebba dig in her provocative biography of Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee for whom King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne? Deep enough to uncover evidence that Simpson may not actually have wanted to marry Edward and to explore the possibility that a complex sexuality lay beneath her allure. This eye-opening book is already a bestseller in the U.K.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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