That Woman by Anne Sebba named as a Dark Horse in the London Evening Standard’s Bestsellers list.
‘Wallis Simpson vindicated’ is the tagline. Fantastic! Not sure who’s the Dark horse, Wallis or me? But someone has understood that, however hard she is to like, understanding Wallis is half the battle. Of course she’s flawed but oh, how much more interesting for being complex.
Publication Day for THAT WOMAN and, to celebrate, a fitting for THAT DRESS with the designer I know Wallis would have rushed to embrace,Roland Mouret. I cannot reveal – yet – what it looks like. But like all of Roland’s clothes it is clever, witty, seductive and makes the wearer feel instantly wonderful. It is certainly not a copy of a Wallis original, but it pays homage to one of her most famous gowns. The day after the official launch, September 6th, when Roland and I will be having a conversation about Wallis’s life and style at the iconic Net-a-Porter headquarters, THAT DRESS officially goes on sale but, unlike Cinderella, when the clock strikes midnight I will still have my own gown to keep for ever.
Publishers have brought forward the release date of my book to August 19th in response to Daily Mail serialisation and Amazon, where the book has jumped to number two in the Hot New Releases below Terry Pratchett at number one and Lee Child at number 4. This is so exciting. Thank you to everyone who is pressing the button and buying. There is a whole lot more in the book!
The Daily Mail has started a serialisation of my book on Wallis Simpson… lots of wonderful comments and interesting insights thanks to all… more context in the book itself and the Channel 4 film in a week’s time.
To read the full article please go to The Daily Mail website.