Books

Dancing with the Devil

Dancing with the Devil

The Windsors and Jimmy Donahue
Sensationally revealing the last great secret about the Duke of Duchess of Windsor, Dancing With The Devil tells the story of the Duchess's four-year affair with a gay American playboy, Jimmy Donahue.

Donahue, grandson of the five-and-dime czar F W Woolworth, colluded with his ambitious mother to buy the affections of the exiled former King of England. In doing so he fell for the Duchess, twenty years his senior, and their quirky four-year affair was conducted under the nose of the Duke, who famously had given up throne, empire and riches for "the woman I love".

"Wickedly brilliant and brilliantly wicked" - The Mail on Sunday

The Windsor Knot

The Windsor Knot

Charles, Camilla, and the Legacy of Diana
Shrewd, cool and unbiased The Windsor Knot is, for many royal experts, the standard textbook on the love triangle between Camilla, Charles, and Diana.

Stripping away emotion and hyperbole, the book reviews the actions of each individual and with insight and revelation manages to paint the clearest-ever picture of what occurred before, during, and after Charles and Diana's tempestuous marriage.

It also reviews the actions of a group of royal advisors who, in an attempt to make Camilla an acceptable figure to the public at large, wreaked havoc to the reputation of the House of Windsor.

"The definitive book on Charles and Camilla" - Kitty Kelley

"Brilliant and perceptive account of an extraordinary relationship" - Andrew Morton

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A  Greater Love

A Greater Love

The groundbreaking account of Prince Charles and the former Camilla Parker Bowles's love affair stretching back to its origins in the early 1970s on the polo fields of England. A Greater Love is sympathetic to the constraints put upon the heir to the throne in his choice of future wife, and to the dilemma of a woman who finds it difficult to conform to the requirements of a conventional marriage. But it reviews objectively the damage caused by these two ill-starred lovers.

The book analyses the character of Camilla and opens up to scrutiny the mirror-image Charles and Camilla create of the illicit relationship between their ancestors King Edward VIII and Mrs Alice Keppel.

"Profoundly and fascinatingly told" - The Times

Absolutely Goldie

Absolutely... Goldie

Hollywood's longest-lasting comedienne remains an icon long after her contemporaries from the Swinging Sixties have hung up their ambition and headed into the sunset. Goldie Hawn is revealed as a brilliant actress whose career choices were often wrong, yet who survived in Tinseltown because of her unique, perennial appeal.

Sexually vulnerable but disarmingly manipulative, the girl with the golden giggle enjoyed affairs with an impressive roll-call of Hollywood celebrities, yet managed to preserve an air of girlish innocence throughout. In this impeccably researched biography Christopher Wilson traces the star's poverty-stricken roots, charts her first faltering steps as a New York go-go dancer and her big break on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In before becoming a giant among Hollywood stars as well as a shrewd and successful businesswoman.

"Immaculately sourced." - The Daily Telegraph

By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only

With photographs by Richard Young

London sensationally came alive in the early 1980s with a new wave of nightclubs, restaurants, and bizarre happenings. For a moment, Society was open to all - old aristocracy, young royals, film stars, writers, photographers and TV personalities - all merging into a new amorphous grouping whose single desire was to have fun.

Christopher Wilson was there, as editor of the Daily Express's world-famous William Hickey column, to record the excesses and eccentricities of this self-appointed group of socialites. By Invitation Only captures in wry and studied prose the antics of the famous and infamous.

"He records the famous, the glamorous, the ambitious, and the tasteless as they socialliy revere, engineer and mountaineer. Their only task is to have fun, their only ambition to grab as many different pasteboard passports to pleasure as possible." - The Tatler

Diana V Charles

Diana V Charles

With James Whitaker
The shockwaves which followed the publication of Andrew Morton's Diana: Her True Story had barely abated when this detailed scrutiny of the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was published. More comprehensive and wide-ranging than Morton's account, it was acclaimed as the definitive portrait of the royal couple's ill-starred marriage, and was published in 26 countries around the world.

Written in conjunction with the doyen of royal reporters, James Whitaker, Diana v Charles remains to this day a vital reference source.

"Breathtaking in the sheer scope of its revelations." - The New York Times

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Fergie - Her Secret Life

Fergie - Her Secret Life

With Dr Allan Starkie
As exuberant as she was wayward, Sarah, Duchess of York was never cut out for the stuffy formality of the British royal court. Fergie - Her Secret Life is an astonishingly frank piece of royal reportage, charting the Duchess's fall from grace and following her through the wilderness years of excess and eccentricity before her life finally found a purpose.

Written in conjunction with Dr Allan Starkie, a former advisor to the Duchess, the book is widely quoted in TV documentaries and subsequent biographies and does for Fergie what Andrew Morton's Diana: Her True Story did for the Princess of Wales.

"Unputdownable." - The Daily Mail

Around the World in 80 Years

Around the World in 80 Years

With Arne Larsson
Christopher Wilson is also a gifted ghost-writer. Here he tells the story of Swedish shipping mogul Arne Larsson, whose childhood trip on a ship through the Baltic Sea triggered a lifelong passion for ships and shipping which resulted in his becoming one of the world's leading figures in the construction and sale of ships.

With walk-on parts for Marlene Dietrich, Prince Rainier of Monaco, the industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren, King Gustav V, and the celebrated American dancer Katherine Dunham, this is swiftly-moving narrative filled with humour, spice, and adventure.


INTERNATIONAL SALES

The author has enjoyed considerable success with international publications of his work, most recently in the USA, South America, Spain, France, Germany and Japan but also in such unlikely countries as Ecuador and Romania.

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