Dancing with the Devil The Windsors and Jimmy Donahue characters À 107

Summary Dancing with the Devil The Windsors and Jimmy Donahue

Dancing with the Devil The Windsors and Jimmy Donahue characters À 107 Æ It shouldn't be a fascinating read this book it really shouldn't It's just higher gossip about how Wallis Simpson took a younger lover after her marriage to Edward and how she and said lover enjoyed nights of nonpenetrative and principallyIt shouldn't be a fascinating read this book it really shouldn't It's just higher gossip about how Wallis Simpson took a younger lover after her marriage to Edward and how she and said lover enjoyed nights of nonpenetrative and principally oral sex I mean who cares Shouldn't our minds be on higher things The trouble is it's all absolutely fascinating The lover was the mad bad and dangerous to know Jimmy Donahue grandson of Woolworth's founder Frank W Woolworth heir to millions and considered to be dashingly good looking From the. The writing gets five stars the subject matter gets one through no fault of the author The main three people are all ugly down to their souls You get constant comment from their peers about how delightful they were but I'm guessing it took a lot of champagne and other stimulants to keep them seeming that way As for how witty they were we get few uotes that live up to the compliment Mostly we get the Duchess and Jimmy Donahue sitting together and giggling over who knows what After a while I got flashbacks of the cool cliue in middle school and the feeling that whatever they were talking about could be kept to themselves with no loss to me

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Photos in the book he looks a bit like a baby faced bore but maybe having those millions in the bank skewed perceptions of him somewhat Donahue could fly a plane could speak several languages was a marvelous raconteur and on top of all this was a promiscuous homosexual That didn't stop him from forming a passionate friendship with Wallis however that soon turned into than mere friendship Wilson suggests that this constituted on Wallis's part perhaps the greatest betrayal in history Edward gave up his throne and kingdom for the wo. The irresistible combination of royalty money sex and scandal continually fascinating and intriguing But why Well we don't really know the answer to that but we still soak up the bizarre and self destructive behaviours of the rich and famous And in the 1930s there were none rich and famous and self destructive or self absorbed than the Prince of Wales David and his complete infatuation with the American divorcee Wallis Simpson So infatuated was he that when he became King on the death of his father he threw it away for this woman And was she even a woman Plenty of rumours and speculation over that uestion As for the ex King it would seem his sexual proclivities tended towards the unusual too A marriage made in heaven you might think Until the appearance on the scene of the grandson of Franklyn Hutton founder of the Woolworths empire Jimmy Donahue by all accounts was a truly beautiful young man homosexual promiscuous hedonistic and the epitomy of the poor little rich boy as was his cousin Barbara Hutton subject of a famous biography called Poor Little Rich Girl This family is a shining example of how money cannot buy happiness In the early 1950s Jimmy and Wallis began a passionate and public affair that lasted four years making a complete fool of the Duke of Windsor in the process and yet there was nothing he could do about it other than hope it would run its course Which eventually it did The interesting thing is that despite their ostracism from respectable English society the Windsors were hot property in the US Society hostesses competed with each other for the company of the couple in their various social settings None was competitive than Jimmy's mother Jessie daughter of Franklyn Hutton and so extremely rich with money literally to throw away For some years Jessie effectively financed the extravagant and greedy lifestyle of the Windsors thus giving Jimmy unrestricted access to the couple Yet none of this money came to Jimmy himself; he was reliant solely on his mother for his own luxurious lifestyle Sadly because of this control his mother had over him Jimmy never actually accomplished anything even though he was desperate enough and probably good enough to have become a theatre producer The meeting of these three unhappy and unfulfilled individuals as you can imagine was never destined to end happily Reading this book I was struck by how money cannot buy happiness and what incredibly wasteful lives these people led How much they could have accomplished if they weren't so focussed on spending on lifestyle And what fabulous lifestyles these people led as detailed by the author I lost count how many times Jimmy crossed the Atlantic by ship the number of different beautiful residences and hotels he lived in in New York Florida the south of France Paris Italy The lifestyles of the Windsors were much extravagant the descriptions of the jewellery the clothes the cars Just fantastic And makes the tragedy of their lives so much poignantThere is an awful lot of detail in this book of all the incidentals such as the ocean crossings and which society hostess said what about another hostess and which nightclub they were in one night and what nightclub the next night All a little tedious but when you put it all together as the author has done it presents a drop jaw picture of the lives of such incredibly wealthy and privileged people from about 1920 through to the 1950s To have money is marvellous and to have than you need also marvellous but to have so much that you know you will never ever run out I think is really of a handicap than a joy

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Dancing with the Devil The Windsors and Jimmy DonahueMan he loved only to have her take off with another man However it was never uite so simple as this Edward didn't want a normal sexual relationship with Wallis really he got all of the satisfaction he wanted from playing with her feet while she evidently continued to adore him even if she found that the need for sexual satisfaction drove her into Donahue's arms It might even have been that Edward knew but didn't mind The whole thing reads like some kind of royal soap opera and as such it's absolutely riveting Christopher Hart cou. I loved this book loved reading about the Duke Dutchess of Windsor even thought I like them in the earlier years The book was enjoyable but there were some parts that reminded me of another bio I read Boulevard of Broken Dreams in that the author reaches too much and speculates too much on the sexual relationship between the Duke the heir to the Wolworth five and dime store fortune This book caught me off guard by suggesting some weird threesome between the Duke the Dutchess and Jimmy Donahue the heir But nayway you can read it and judge for yourself I guess