Biographer reveals all about duchess at Grantham lecture

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One of Britain’s most distinguished biographers is coming to Grantham to give a lecture about her most recent subject, Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.

Anne Sebba, the first woman to write about a full-scale biography of the woman who caused Edward VII to abdicate, will giver her talk for the British Red Cross Society on Thursday, September 6.

The lecture, entitled That Woman, echoes the title of Sebba’s acclaimed book.

It comes 25 years after the death of Wallis Simpson, who remains one of the most glamorous and vilified women of the last century.

In That Woman, Sebba has explored the mind and motivations of this enigmatic American divorcee.

The book is based on new archives, interviews and material only recently discovered by the author.

Sebba has written eight works of non-fiction, mostly about iconic women.

The lectures will be given at Unity House, 22 Tollemache Road (South), Spittlegate Level.

Drinks and canapés will be served at 7pm and the lecture starts at 7.45 pm.

Tickets cost £12.50 and are available from Red Croos county president Penny Hedley Lewis, telephone 01476 550255 or email: