Princess Diana and Wallis Simpson are two of the most famous names in modern British history for both the women they were, as well as their individual impacts to a centuries old institution-the British monarchy. So when I heard that these two women were the inspiration of this novel I knew I had to read this story and I was not disappointed!
The two narrators of this story are Wallis’ childhood friend Mary Kirk (a real figure in history) and Rachel in 1997 who is a witness to Princess Diana’s fatal car crash. The alternating time periods and narrators only added, in my opinion, to the quality of this book.
Additionally, the content at the end of this book was fascinating! Specifically the detailed information on the abdication of King Edward VIII, which if you watch The Crown on Netflix you are familiar with, as well as the widespread fascination that exists to this day on Princess Diana. These are two famous women in history, not that they were both remembered the same- in fact for all the love the people had for Diana, they had just as much hate for Wallis Simpson. I highly recommend reading this book!
I am writing to share an update on behalf of all of us at The Girly Book Club as we manage COVID-19. As we all know, the events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented and our team continues to monitor and navigate this rapidly changing situation with the rest of the world.
At the GBC, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our people and communities well – we are grounded in this intention, which makes difficult choices a little easier to make.
As a result, we have cancelled ALL of our global in-person monthly meetings for March. As a result, we will be holding a GLOBAL GBC Book Club, which we hope will appeal to our members far and wide (more info below.)
We’ll be honoring all tickets sold for March meetings and transferring them to April’s meetings or you can request a refund if you’d prefer.