Andrew Rose is a historian and barrister who practiced law in London for twenty years and was a judge until 2008. His first book, Stinie: Murder on the Common, was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Nonfiction Award by the Crime Writers' Association. He divides his time between London and France.
Riveting...[Rose] delivers a vivid account of the social and political history of the era. -- The Wall Street Journal 'Downton Abbey' will seem pretty tame after [ The Woman Before Wallis ]. -- The New York Post (Required Reading) Meticulously researched, and highly evocative... [ The Woman Before Wallis ] is a fascinating book full of wonderful period detail and required reading for students of the British monarchy's most reviled individual. -- The Daily Beast We think we know the dramatic story of Edward VIII--Mrs. Simpson, abdication, exile--but The Woman Before Wallis shows us we don't know the whole tale. Here is a younger Prince of Wales, embroiled in a crime passionnel the British Establishment had to bury. From the bloody trenches of the Great War, the infamous maisons des rendezvous of the swanky Right Bank events, the sumptuous suites of the Savoy events played out against a backdrop of demi-monde Paris and its beautiful (but expensive) courtesans, the louche salons of Cairo and London's infamous Old Bailey. Before Wallis, it appears, there was even more scandal of the highest order! --Paul French, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking An interesting read for those fascinated by the British royal family. -- Library Journal