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  • Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

  • By: Jane Ridley
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Entertaining and different, this is an enjoyable study of a flawed yet characterful Prince of Wales seen through the eyes of the women in his life. Edward Vll, who gave his name to the Edwardian Age and died in 1911, was King of England for the final 10 years of his life. He was 59 when at last he came to the throne. Known as Bertie, the eldest son of Victoria and Albert, he was bullied by both his parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I cried when I finished

  • By J. D. Portnoy on 04-22-14

wonderful !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

It was a great read ! I would recommend to anyone loving the royal history .

  • Wallis in Love

  • The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy
  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: Molly Parker Myers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Everyone has heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. But although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination, gossip, and speculation, her whole story has yet to be told. Now historical biographer Andrew Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This one is being returned

  • By Rita T on 02-15-18

Wow .

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

The end chapters will make you gasp, it really did break my heart in the end. I thought I knew everything there was to know about them. I was wrong.

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