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  • Title: The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson
  • Author: Rose Tremain
  • ISBN: 9780099268567
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback

  • From the author of The Gustav SonataWallis Simpson, the twice divorced American woman for whom Edward Vlll abdicated in 1936, ended her life as the prisoner of her lawyer who would not allow anyone friend, foe or journalist to visit her in her Paris flat Rose Tremain takes this true story and transforms it into an imaginative and ironic fiction Her thesis is that WalFrom the author of The Gustav SonataWallis Simpson, the twice divorced American woman for whom Edward Vlll abdicated in 1936, ended her life as the prisoner of her lawyer who would not allow anyone friend, foe or journalist to visit her in her Paris flat Rose Tremain takes this true story and transforms it into an imaginative and ironic fiction Her thesis is that Wallis, gaga and bed ridden, has forgotten the king who gave up an empire for love of her.The other stories in this magnificent collection range over a variety of themes, equally original and unexpected An East German border guard, redundant after the Berlin Wall comes down in 1989, imagines that he might still have a purpose in life he tries to reach Russia by bicycling across the hostile wastes of Poland A jilted man gets his revenge A baby grows wings A character in an Impressionist painting escapes from his frame or does he And there s a Christmas story set in a seedy hotelOver a million Rose Tremain books sold A writer of exceptional talent Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion Independent I There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain Irish Times Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect The Times Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists Salman Rushdie Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness Marcel Theroux, Guardian
    Rose Tremain
    Rose Tremain s best selling novels have won many awards, including the Baileys Women s Prize, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Prix Femina Etranger Restoration, the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer Richard Holmes.


    Commentaires:

    Petra X
    I didn't read the book. I listened to the radio play preparatory to reading That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. I was impressed by the script, less so by the story. This is just a brief review because the words of the author on her own book illuminate this strange, dark play better than I canegraph/culture/tvSince she and her husband, the King Edward VIII who abdicated for her (the only king to have ever abdicated by his own free will in the UK) were best mates with Hitle [...]

    Bettie☯
    Description: Wallis Simpson, the twice-divorced American woman for whom Edward Vlll abdicated in 1936, ended her life as the prisoner of her lawyer who would not allow anyone - friend, foe or journalist - to visit her in her Paris flat. Rose Tremain takes this true story and transforms it into an imaginative and ironic fiction. Her thesis is that Wallis, gaga and bed-ridden, has forgotten the king who gave up an empire for love of herc/programmes/b00wwbzjBBC's description: A play imagining the l [...]

    Laura
    From BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Drama:A play imagining the last days of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, the woman for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne of England in 1936. Wallis is now 79 years old. Edward has been dead for fourteen years.The play pivots upon a single dramatic conceit: that Wallis, now entering the darkness of approaching death, has forgotten every single thing about Edward. Her entire part in what an American journalist once called "the greatest story since the Resurre [...]

    Jemidar
    Very hard for me to rate. I'm sure this collection of short stories was technically very good, it just didn't really appeal to me.

    Laureen
    I love Rose Tremain's writing; especially her wit and turn of phrase. The Darkness of Wallis Simpson is a novel of short stories which I am not in the habit of reading. I prefer large novels (if they are good) and hate it when they finish. However this collection of short stories was cleverly written as usual but the stories were very dark unlike her Merival character, as in Restoration abd its newer sequel, which was everything - witty, entertaining and dark in places but not to be taken so ser [...]

    Annette
    I really admire Rose Tremain's writing and was not disappointed with this collection of short stories. The first one being, of course the best. Sympathy for Wallis is easy to feel as she croaks and stumbles through the last days of her life though every memory in her life comes with shards of glass; nastiness and the self-regard she was famous for. By the end though you feel you've spent time with her the good and the bad bits.

    Nigeyb
    After the brilliance of 'The Gustav Sonata' (2016) I am keeping the Rose Tremain express rolling along with a collection of her short stories.The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson (2005)which contains 12 short stories.I've read the first one. It gives the collection its title, ‘The Darkness of Wallis Simpson’, and it's a brilliantly told short story about the last days of Wallis Simpson. Wallis is confused and suffering from dementia, and bullied by her French lawyer Suzanne Blum. In Rose Tremain [...]

    Lisa Matthews
    I am not good at reading short stories, and picked this because I thought it was a novel, but I am trying to push myself out of my comfort zone so decided to read these stories anyway. And, I really do struggle to appreciate a short story. I am a big fan of Rose Tremain, and she writes beautifully, but few of the stories really engaged me, and I was disappointed with those that did because I felt short-changed when they ended so suddenly as I wanted to get to know the characters better. There we [...]

    Jacki (Julia Flyte)
    An uneven collection of short stories: three or four were brilliant, a few more were quite good and a few should never have been included. The overall theme is darkness - in almost every story someone dies or a character is irrevocably affected by an early tragedy in their life. I do enjoy the way that Tremain writes and how she catapults you into quite different settings so quickly and easily.

    Em
    I've listened to this in the car over the last week, it was beautifully read by Stephen Greif and Eleanor Bron in perfect (to my ear) accents. Listening to an audio book is a very different experience from reading it oneself and I believe the narrator makes a vital contriution to its success or otherwise.These short stories are varied, surprising, sad and sometimes strange. The main and longest story is The Darkness of Wallis Simpson - it imagines her final days, living in seclusion and sufferin [...]

    Steven
    Sentimental apologism for Nazi-sympathizer Wallis Simpson and her socialite ways

    Raimo Wirkkala
    An exceptional collection of short stories with a common thread running through all of them; the "darkness" mentioned in the title story. Sometimes the strength of the human spirit provides sufficient light, but sometimes it does not.

    Graceann
    I guess I'm just not a short story person. Perhaps they were ruined for me by too many forced readings of "The Rocking Horse Winner" during my school days. If I like a short story, I'm disappointed in it because it doesn't continue to novel-length. If I dislike it, I feel like my time has been wasted. I had a little of each of those feelings in reading The Darkness of Wallis Simpson. I purchased it because, at first, I was under the misapprehension that it was a novel about Wallis Simpson's fina [...]

    Ruth Brumby
    Excellent short stories! A good collection: each stands alone, each is different, but there are links. One general theme is perception and the gaps between the idea of something presented in film, in historical studies and how it actually was for an individual, the gaps between an individual's idea of something and how it actually turns out to be for them. The characters' varied viewpoints, the narrator's viewpoint, an authorial view and descriptions of a view presented in photographs or writing [...]

    Iva
    Rose Tremain writes short stories with a wonderful punch. I was impressed by the variety of subject matter and that she has no identifiable style either in her novels or short stories. Every story had a new locale or was possibly set in an earlier period of history. The first one--almost a novella--and never published elsewhere, was a stunning representation of Wallis Simpson's life. I now need to read a biography to expand on what Tremain began. Tremain is an author that deserves to be more wel [...]

    Alison
    Masterful short stories from Rose Tremain. My particular interest in the Abdication and the woman who created the crisis found a surprising perspective in this sad tale of Wallis' late life, telling us about her earlier life in flashback. Other stories take us around Europe and wider into the world of individuals living their separate and unique lives, each story polished and crafted to be a perfect nugget to savour.

    Lynn
    I'm not a huge fan of short stories, but this is a mind-entering insight into Wallis Simpson's world of dementia in her last days. It conveys the heartbreaking grasping at lost memories, and shreds of recollection in a most poignant way. Poor Wallis - she doesn't recall the scandal she caused, but she knows there was a special man in her earlier life

    Mark Gaulding
    This is a wonderful book and the title story is an absolutely fascinating look at the last days of the Duchess of Windsor's life as she lay in a coma, aided by the evil Maitre Blum. Every story in this book is exquisite. I just discovered this author (like Alan Bennett) and cannot wait to read more.

    Lisa Lovell
    Hm - ok - I bought this because I had read That Woman about Wallis Simpson, but this didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I think I read too fast for short stories as they all seem to blur into one, but I enjoyed some of them - they seemed geared to my time of life. I always enjoy Rose Tremain books and this wouldn't stop me reading others.

    Yves Gounin
    Quatre courtes nouvelles de Rose TremainLa dernière, d'une dizaine de pages à peine, a inspiré "Ricky" de François Ozon, la curieuse histoire d'un bébé doté d'ailesLa première "Les ténèbres de Wallis Simpson" nous met à la place de la femme pour qui Édouard VIII a abandonné le trône : atteinte de la maladie d'Alzheimer, elle ne parvient plus à se souvenir de son nom.

    Carol
    This is certainly not a book to read if you're looking to be uplifted. The stories deal with mortality and the ordinariness of life. Some of the stories I really didn't like, but towards the end it picked up a lot. Not Tremain's best work by far though, but I do find I compare all short story collections to Alice Munro, and that's a tall order indeed!

    Mimi
    Series of short stories. Characters are well developed but "story" lines are very dark. I began to predict how each would end in other words, what would be the horrible ending. Each story on its own was well written but as a collection, too depressing.

    Wilde Sky
    This book contains a number of short stories – only one of which is about Wallis Simpson.I thought only two of these short stories were worth reading, ‘The Dead Are Only Sleeping’ and ‘Peerless’, the rest were pointless / mediocre.

    Rachel Thomas
    Every now and again I find a writer that I have always dreamed existed but never found. This was one of those times and I am very pleased I picked this book up.

    Sophie
    A very clever collection of short stories, all very different but equally interesting. A delight to read.

    Sarah
    As you would expect with a short story collection, some appeal more than others. The title one I didn't like, Peerless I really liked. interesting range of subjects, styles and voices.

    Hermien
    I'm not normally one for short stories but I absolutely loved this bundle, especially the Wallis Simpson story.

    astried
    I'm looking for the stories recorded by BBC as her Five Stories, especially "Peerless"The Five Stories:- Peerless- Loves Me, Loves Me Not- The Ebony Hand- Moth- How It Stacks Up

    Sally Smale
    It's been a long time since I read a short story collection. This collection was a brilliant reminder of what I've missed.

    Alison
    I love short stories and this collection did not disappoint.

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