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Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton
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Historian Andrew Morton's 17 Carnations combines his considerable research background with his proven talent for addictively readable narrative, giving us a true story steeped in intrigue, suspense and historical drama.

17 CARNATIONS tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, and his wife Wallis Simpson, whose affair with Joachim von Ribbentrop embroiled the duke in a German plot to use him as a puppet king during their takeover of the British Empire.

He is an acclaimed journalist and writer, the bestselling author of a number of biographies featuring the British Royal Family as well as celebrities including Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Madonna. His bestselling biography of Princess Diana, Diana: Her True Story, met with international acclaim as "the closest we will ever come to her autobiography."

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