Abdication

Juliet Nicolson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.00
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
May 22, 2012
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781451658835
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About the Author

Juliet Nicolson is the author of The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm and The Great Silence: Britain From the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age. She read English at the University of Oxford and has worked in publishing in both the UK and the United States. She is the granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West and the daughter of Nigel Nicolson. She has two daughters, and lives with her husband in Sussex.

Reviews

"With her keen eye for historical detail and intimate knowledge of England's social mores, Juliet Nicolson weaves a juicy and evocative tale of lives caught in the midst of one of Britain's great modern dramas, the abdication of King Edward VIII." --Tina Brown, editor-in-chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek.com
"A vivid reimagining of the crisis surrounding King Edward VIII's abdication through the eyes of two intriguing outsiders from very different worlds. In her thoroughly absorbing novel, Juliet Nicolson combines a historian's deep knowledge and eye for telling detail with a keen sense of drama, a dash of romance, and an understanding of the complex motivations of human nature." --Sally Bedell Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen
"In historian Nicolson's first fiction, a Remains of the Day ambience is played out against the backdrop of George V's death and Edward VIII's ascension to the throne.... Nicolson writes knowledgeably of weekends in the country, swank parties and the ironic-supercilious posture of the British upper class. The novel rings with authenticity... a period drama ready to be adapted by the BBC and rerun on PBS." --Kirkus Reviews
"Richly detailed and set in a dynamic time and place." --Publishers Weekly
"Abdication beautifully evokes the troubled thirties, with its high-stakes politics, easy money, and social tensions. Juliet Nicolson is an outstanding historian who brings the full panoply of her talent and research to the task of recreating the abdication crisis and its effect on Britain. This is a wonderful novel." -Amanda Foreman, award-winning and internationally bestselling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in America's Civil War
"Anyone interested in the 1930s will revel in this richly detailed slant on the abdication crisis." --Daisy Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author of The American Heiress
"Fans of The King's Speech will love Nicolson's racy historical drama, set in 1936 against the backdrop of Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII's love affair." --Entertainment Weekly
"Anyone requiring a post-- Downton Abbey fix could do worse than this beguiling, Thirties-era, class-conscious soap opera, written by the granddaughter of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West. Enthusiastically recommended." --Library Journal (starred)
"Nicolson's eye for period detail is spot-on, and her characterisations 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." --The Times (London)
..".[an] imaginative and warmly woven first novel.... In every nuance of Abdication, Nicolson's subtle layering of relationships attests to her innate facility in capturing even the smallest details of class-regimented British society during its last dance of self-indulgence before the cataclysm of World War II." --BookReporter.com