Books: Bessiewallis

THE HEART HAS ITS REASONS (372 pp.)—The Duchess of Windsor—McKay ($5).

The Duchess of Windsor, to many a most enviable woman, believes that she has an "appalling" place in history. This account of how she got there, according to her loyal publishers, was written by her alone, but ghostly fingers may nevertheless be detected at work with the familiar cheesecloth. The life of Wallis Warfield of Baltimore is well-known—perhaps too well. But this retelling carries the great interest of being her own first official version of how she played finders-keepers, losers-weepers with a...

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