The Press: The Duke of Windsor, Journalist

One day last year, H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor was reported as saying that he might like to write a book. That was all the editors of LIFE needed to hear. They signed up the Duke for a series of three autobiographical articles on his youth and young manhood. The price was the author's (and LIFE'S) secret.

Last summer, at Château La Cröe, his Riviera villa, the Duke set to work. In longhand, in red ink (he likes red ink), he wrote 50,000 words while his four raucous cairn terriers, tied to his table, kept...

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