Monday, July 15, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh
St. Louis County Library presents Beatriz Williams, the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives and A Certain Age creates a dazzling epic of World War II-era Nassau—a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. As she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly reality. In fact, Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe. Then Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.