Jane Ridley

Jane Ridley is a professor of history at the university of Buckingham and the author of The Young Disraeli described by Andrew Marr in the Independent as \'a rich, dense and thoughtful biography which may-become the definitive one\' . She is also the author of Edwin Lutyens and is Lutyens\'s great-granddaughter. Her life of Edward VII will be published by Chatto in August 2012.
That Woman
Twenty five years after her death, Wallis Simpson exerts a more powerful fascination than ever. That Woman is the first full scale biography written by a woman about the Duchess of Windsor, one of the most glamorous and vilified women of the last century and a key character in the recent blockbuster film,The King’s Speech. In order to understand the real person behind the iconic image, historian Anne Sebba explored the mind and motivations of this enigmatic American divorcee who near...