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The Duchess of Windsor the secret life by Charles Higham

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Published by McGraw-Hill Book Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Social life and customs,
  • Marriage,
  • Biography,
  • Biographie,
  • Nobility,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-463) and index.

StatementCharles Higham
LC ClassificationsDA581.W5 H54 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 482 p., [24] p. of plates :
Number of Pages482
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24746036M
ISBN 100070288011
ISBN 109780070288010
LC Control Number87036662

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