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  • Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation | Anne Sebba

    Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Anne Sebba
    • Narrated By Polly Stone
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    Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind, where they would come face-to-face with the German conquerors on a daily basis, as waitresses, shop assistants, or wives and mothers increasingly desperate to find food to feed their families as hunger became part of everyday life.

    Lulu says: "An Excellent Historical Perspective"
  • That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor | Anne Sebba

    That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anne Sebba
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Here is the first full-scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the 20th century, a character who figured prominently in the blockbuster film The King’s Speech. This is the story of the American divorcée notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne.

    DIANE says: "Fascinating read"
  • Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother | Anne Sebba

    Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne Sebba
    • Narrated By Joanna David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Anne Sebba, acclaimed for her biography of Mother Teresa, reveals it took an American beauty just three days to land Lord Randolph Churchill. Eight months after the marriage, Lady Jennie bore their son Winston. Using her charms to advance her husband and son, Jennie discreetly seduces 200 or more paramours - including the Prince of Wales.

    Izzy Hirson says: "GREAT READ!"
  • Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s | Anne Sebba

    Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Anne Sebba
    • Narrated By Charlotte Strevens
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    What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris during the years 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until, finally, there was renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments, dogs and cats might be abandoned howling on the street, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner, but glamour was ever present.

  • That Woman | Anne Sebba

    That Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anne Sebba
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
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    One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified woman of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by a woman which attempts to understand this fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England. 'That woman', as she was referred to by the Queen Mother, became a hate figure for allegedly ensnaring a British king.

    Chris says: "Scandal of the Century"
  • Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother | Anne Sebba

    Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anne Sebba
    • Narrated By Joanna David
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    After a three-day romance, Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women had few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and behind-the-scenes political dynamo. However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'.

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