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For fans of The Crown: After a two-course lunch with a glass of wine, Andrew Lownie introduces you to the Traitor King. Few books tell the story of what happened after the Duke and Duchess of Windsor supposedly walked into the sunset after the abdication, even though he had another thirty-six years to live and his wife fifty. Traitor King looks at the years when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status for his wife and denied any real job. Drawing on extensive research into hitherto unused archives and Freedom of Information requests, Andrew makes the case that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were not the naïve dupes of the Germans but actively intrigued against Britain in both war and peace.
Andrew Lownie FRHS, former visiting fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge; trustee of the Campaign for Freedom of Information and President of The Biographers’ Club, runs his own literary agency. He has written for The Times, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Spectator and Guardian. Other books: Sunday Times best-seller The Mountbattens, Stalin’s Englishman and John Buchan.