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“Goodness, Abdication really is good. I’m in awe of Juliet’s ability” (Jessica Fellowes, New York Times bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey).

England, 1936.

A beloved king is dead, and by year’s end, the charismatic new monarch will give up his throne for love. The world is on the brink of war. And in the tumultuous intervening months, three outsiders will find themselves embroiled in the hidden truths, undeclared loves, unspoken sympathies, and covert complicities of a glittering high society in the throes of upheaval.

After a long journey from her home in Barbados, May Thomas secures a position as a secretary and driver and opens her heart to a man seemingly beyond her reach. Outwardly affable American spinster Evangeline Nettlefold finds her place in the uppermost social circles, but her growing resentment toward her childhood friend Wallis Simpson predicts disaster. A friendship catapults Julian Richardson from his mother’s middle-class parlor to luxurious dinners with the king, yet he cannot forget those who struggle outside the gilded gates, nor his uneasy affection for May.

As addictive as Downton Abbey, as poignant as The Remains of the Day, renowned historian Juliet Nicolson’s debut novel is a breathtaking story inspired by a love affair that shook the world at a time when order and chaos battled for supremacy.

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ISBN 9781451664799
Genre FICTION / Literary
Format Paperback
Pages 344
Publisher Date 2013-01-29 00:00:00.0
Publisher Washington Square Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.64 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Nicolson, Juliet
Country of Origin United States

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    The book was OK. I always like to read anything that takes place in England. the story line was confusing at times and seemed disjointed. IIt was an interesting concept and recommended to people who love watching Downton Abbey.. It I was not nearly as exciting as the TV series.

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